Although there are many datasets available in convenient formats like CSVs, there is also a large amount of data that is accessible to data analysts only via an API. If you want to analyze streaming data from Twitter, for example, or dig into posting trends on reddit, you’ll need to be able to get that data from the relevant APIs.
In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of APIs, like how to connect to an open API, and how to interpret different status codes. You’ll also learn how to work with the JSON data format in R, since most data from APIs will be provided in JSON format.Read more.
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