This function is a wrapper for the Election.getStageCandidates() method of the PVS API Election class which grabs district basic election data according to the election and stage ID. The function sends a request with this method to the PVS API for all election and stage IDs 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 stage ID(s)
a character string or list of character strings with the election ID(s) (see references for details)
A data frame with a row for each combination of stage ID and election and columns with the following variables describing the election:
Ulrich Matter <ulrich.matter-at-unibas.ch>
Use Election.getElectionByYearState() or Election.getElectionByZip() to get election ID(s).
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 election data for certain election IDs ## Not run: election <- Election.getStageCandidates(stageId=list("P"),electionId=list(2582,2607)) ## Not run: election
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