browse_rba: Browse available RBA data series

browse_rba_seriesR Documentation

Browse available RBA data series

Description

Use these functions to find the table number or series ID of the data you're interested in.

Usage

browse_rba_series(search_string = "")

browse_rba_tables(search_string = "", refresh = FALSE)

Arguments

search_string

Word or phrase to search for, such as "gold" or "commodity" or "labour". If left as "", the function will return all series.

refresh

logical; FALSE by default. When FALSE, internal data is used. When TRUE, the RBA website is re-scraped to obtain current information about available tables This can take a few seconds.

Value

A data.frame (tbl_df) containing RBA data series/tables that match the search_string. Where no search_string is supplied, the data.frame will contain information about all RBA series/tables.

The data.frame returned by browse_rba_tables() includes a column called readable. This column takes the value TRUE if the table is able to be read by read_rba() and FALSE if it cannot be read.

Examples


# Find series that contain 'unemployment'
browse_rba_series("unemployment")

# Or all labour-related series
browse_rba_series("labour")

# Or those related to commodities
browse_rba_series("commodities")

# Or all series
browse_rba_series()

# Or just look for tables that contain the word 'labour'
browse_rba_tables("labour")

# Or all tables
browse_rba_tables()

# To re-scrape the RBA website to ensure you have up-to-date information
# about available tables:
## Not run: 
browse_rba_tables(refresh = TRUE)

## End(Not run)


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