ropenspending - accessing the OpenSpending API through R

Tonight a couple of us were having a discussion on the OpenSpending IRC channel on how we can promote and better document the usage of the API. Tony had already begun to work on OpenSpending using R. I had previously done so as well. This prompted me to start out and create an R Package: ropenspending.

ropenspending aims at making it easier to access the openspending API from within R. It provides access to certain bits of the API - most importantly the aggreagate function (through openspending.aggregate). While it is still in it’s infancy, it is functional and can be obtained on github. I’ll work to push this on CRAN as well (as soon as I figured out how to do this).