list_census_vectors: Query the CensusMapper API for available vectors for a given...

Description Usage Arguments Value Examples

View source: R/cancensus.R

Description

Query the CensusMapper API for available vectors for a given dataset.

Usage

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list_census_vectors(dataset, use_cache = FALSE, quiet = TRUE)

Arguments

dataset

The dataset to query for available vectors, e.g. "CA16".

use_cache

If set to TRUE, data will be read from a local cache, if available. If set to FALSE (the default), query the API for the data, and refresh the local cache with the result.

quiet

When FALSE, shows messages and warnings. Set to TRUE by default.

Value

Returns a data frame detailing the available Census vectors (i.e. variables) for a given Census dataset. This data frame has columns vector containing the short code for the variable, type describing whether it's a female, male, or total aggregate, label indicating the name of the variable, units indicating whether the value represents a numeric integer, percentage, dollar figure, or ratio, parent_vector to show hierarchical relationship, aggregation indicating whether the value is additive or a transformation, and a column details with a detailed description of the variable generated by traversing all labels within its hierarchical structure.

Examples

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# List all vectors for a given Census dataset in CensusMapper
list_census_vectors('CA16')

cancensus documentation built on Nov. 20, 2018, 5:05 p.m.