This function is a wrapper for the District.getByZip() method of the PVS API District class which grabs district IDs according to the ZIP code. The function sends a request with this method to the PVS API for all ZIP codes given as a function input, extracts the XML values from the returned XML file(s) and returns them arranged in one data frame.
a character string or list of character strings with the five-digit ZIP code
(optional) a character string or list of character strings with the expanded ZIP+4 code (default: All)
A data frame with a row for each district and columns with the following variables describing the district:
Ulrich Matter <ulrich.matter-at-unibas.ch>
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
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# First, make sure your personal PVS API key is saved as an option # (options("pvs.key" = "yourkey")) or in the pvs.key variable: ## Not run: pvs.key <- "yourkey" # get district IDs by ZIP Code ## Not run: district <- District.getByZip(list(10001,10002)) ## Not run: district
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