An R API wrapper for MediaWiki, optimised for the Wikimedia Foundation MediaWiki instances, such as Wikipedia.

Author: Oliver Keyes License: MIT Status: Stable



WikipediR is a wrapper around the MediaWiki API, optimised for the Wikimedia Foundation's production sites, such as Wikipedia. It is written in and for R, a statistical environment and associated programming language in heavy use by HCI researchers that, somehow, escaped having an API wrapper until now.

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WikipediR currently lacks: Quite a few possible API calls; Direct authentication, through MediaWiki or OAuth.

These issues will be solved in time; if there is a particular feature you want, open an issue here on github: I can't prioritise if I don't know what people are trying to do :).


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WikipediR documentation built on May 2, 2019, 2:18 p.m.