getWikiFiles: Downloads a list of Wikipedia pages in a specified path of...

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Downloads a list of Wikipedia pages in a specified path of the computer, and return a vector of the no-found names (if any).

Description

Downloads a list of Wikipedia pages in a specified path of the computer, and return a vector of the no-found names (if any).

Usage

getWikiFiles(X, language = c("es", "en", "fr"), directory = "./", maxtime = 0)

Arguments

X

A vector of Wikipedia's entry).

language

The language of the Wikipedia page version. This should consist of an ISO language code (default = "en").

directory

Directory where to export the files to.

maxtime

In case you want to apply a random waiting between consecutive searches.

Details

This function allows download a set of Wikipedia pages into a directory of the local computer. All the errors (not found pages) are reported as outcomes (NULL= no errors). The files are donwload into your chosen directory.

Value

It returns a vector of errors, if any. All pictures are download into the selected directory (NULL= no errors).

Author(s)

Modesto Escobar, Department of Sociology and Communication, University of Salamanca. See https://sociocav.usal.es/blog/modesto-escobar/

Examples

## Not run: 

## In case you want to download the Wikipage of a person:

# getWikiFiles("Rembrandt", dir = "./")

## Or the pics of multiple authors: 

# B <- c("Monet", "Renoir", "Caillebotte")
# getWikiFiles(B, dir = "./", language="fr")

## End(Not run)

wikiTools documentation built on March 24, 2022, 9:05 a.m.