You need API keys for Sunlight Foundation APIs. Please get your own API keys if you
plant to use these functions for Sunlight Labs (http://services.sunlightlabs.com/).
We set up the functions so that you can use either env vars, or R options. For env
vars, put an entry in your
.Renviron file with the name
so the full thing would be
SUNLIGHT_LABS_KEY=<key>. For R options, put the key in
.Rprofile file like
options(SunlightLabsKey = "key"). Both are called
on R startup, and then you don't have to enter your API key for each run of a function.
Currently we have functions to interface with the following Sunlight Foundation APIs, where functions for each API are prefixed with a two letter code indicating the service.
Congress API ('cg')
Open States API ('os')
Capitol Words API ('cw')
Note that Puerto Rico is not included in Sunlight Foundation data.
Scott Chamberlain firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas J. Leeper email@example.com