Committee.getTypes: Get the committee types (house, senate, joint, etc.)

Description Usage Value Author(s) References Examples

Description

This function is a wrapper for the Committee.getTypes() method of the PVS API Committee class which returns the existing committee types.

Usage

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Value

A data frame with a row for each committee type and columns with the following variables describing the committee type:
committeeTypes.type*.committeeTypeId,
committeeTypes.type*.name.

Author(s)

Ulrich Matter <ulrich.matter-at-unibas.ch>

References

http://api.votesmart.org/docs/Committee.html
See also: Matter U, Stutzer A (2015) pvsR: An Open Source Interface to Big Data on the American Political Sphere. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0130501. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130501

Examples

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# First, make sure your personal PVS API key is saved as character string in the pvs.key variable:
## Not run: pvs.key <- "yourkey"
# get the committee types
## Not run: comtypes <- Committee.getTypes()
## Not run: comtypes

umatter/pvsR documentation built on May 31, 2019, 1:55 a.m.