3/11/2016

weatherData

 

Pull weather data from around the world.

weatherData is an R package that fetches weather data - like temperature, pressure, humidity, wind speed, and more - from the Web as a clean data frame.

The package is hosted on GitHub, or it can be installed from CRAN.

To begin exploring the weather data, you must decide on four parameters:

  • Location: which city, zipcode or weather station are you interested in?
  • Time interval: over what period of time do you want to pull data from?
  • Level of detail: how many records per time interval?
  • Type of weather metric: are you examining temperatures? Precipitation? Or something else?

In addition to pulling data, the package also offers a number of preloaded datasets that are ready for instant analysis.

Visit the weatherData page here.

Image: Stuart Rankin.

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