This package is an R wrapper for the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard API. It allows users to select and filter Scorecard variables with piped commands a la
Install the latest released version from CRAN with
Install the latest development version from Github with
This package relies on the Scorecard data dictionary, so I will attempt to update it in a timely fashion whenever new Scorecard data are released. Because it sometimes takes a few days to get a package on CRAN, you may want to download the developmental version in the days immediately following a data update.
This package relies on the following packages, available in CRAN:
library(rscorecard) df <- sc_init() %>% sc_filter(region == 2, ccbasic == c(21,22,23), locale == 41:43) %>% sc_select(unitid, instnm, stabbr) %>% sc_year(2013) %>% sc_get() df
For more example calls, see the extended vignette.
To look up information about data elements, use the
## search variable descriptions for those containing 'tuition' sc_dict('tuition') ## search for variable names for those starting with 'st' sc_dict('^st', search_col = 'varname') ## print entire dictionary (not recommended) sc_dict('.', limit = Inf)
Get your Data.gov API key at https://api.data.gov/signup/.
Save your key in your R environment at the start of your R session using
## use your real key in place of the Xs sc_key('xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx')