R/core_articles_pdf.R

Defines functions core_articles_pdf_ core_articles_pdf

Documented in core_articles_pdf core_articles_pdf_

#' Download article pdf
#'
#' @export
#' @param id (integer) CORE ID of the article that needs to be fetched.
#' One or more. Required
#' @param key A CORE API key. Get one at 
#' \url{https://core.ac.uk/api-keys/register}. Once you have the key, 
#' you can pass it into this parameter, or as a much better option, 
#' store your key as an environment variable with the name 
#' `CORE_KEY` or an R option as `core_key`. See `?Startup` 
#' for how to work with env vars and R options
#' @param overwrite (logical) overwrite file or not if already
#' on disk. Default: `FALSE`
#' @param ... Curl options passed to [crul::HttpClient()]
#' @details `core_articles_pdf` does the HTTP request and parses
#' PDF to text, while `core_articles_pdf_` just does the HTTP request
#' and gives back the path to the file
#'
#' If you get a message like `Error: Not Found (HTTP 404)`, that means
#' a PDF was not found. That is, it does not exist. That is, there is no
#' PDF associated with the article ID you searched for. This is the
#' correct behavior, and nothing is wrong with this function or this
#' package. We could do another web request to check if the id you
#' pass in has a PDF or not first, but that's another request, slowing
#' this function down.
#' @return `core_articles_pdf_` returns a file path on success.
#' When many IDs passed to `core_articles_pdf` it returns a list (equal to
#' length of IDs) where each element is a character vector of length equal
#' to number of pages in the PDF; but on failure throws warning and returns
#' NULL. When single ID apssed to `core_articles_pdf` it returns a character
#' vector of length equal to number of pages in the PDF, but on failure
#' stops with message
#' @references <https://core.ac.uk/docs/#!/articles/getArticlePdfByCoreId>
#' @examples \dontrun{
#' # just http request, get file path back
#' core_articles_pdf_(11549557)
#'
#' # get paper and parse to text
#' core_articles_pdf(11549557)
#'
#' ids <- c(11549557, 385071)
#' res <- core_articles_pdf(ids)
#' cat(res[[1]][1])
#' cat(res[[2]][1])
#' }
core_articles_pdf <- function(id, key = NULL, overwrite = FALSE, ...) {
	if (length(id) == 1) {
		pdf_parse(core_articles_pdf_(id, key, overwrite, ...))
	} else {
		lapply(id, function(z) {
			res <- tryCatch(core_articles_pdf_(z, key, overwrite, ...),
				error = function(e) e)
			if (inherits(res, "error")) {
				warning(sprintf("id %s - ", z), res)
				return(NULL)
			} else {
				return(pdf_parse(res))
			}
		})
	}
}

#' @export
#' @rdname core_articles_pdf
core_articles_pdf_ <- function(id, key = NULL, overwrite = FALSE, ...) {
	core_GET_disk(path = sprintf("articles/get/%s/download/pdf", id), id,
		key, overwrite, ...)
}
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