The goal of DatawRappr is to provide a wrapper for Datawrapper’s API to connect data from R directly with Datawrapper’s charts capabilities. It uses the new API version 3.0.
All functions (except
datawrapper_auth()) are preceded by
dw_retrieve_chart_metadata()) or edits metadata, description and visualization of an existing chart via
Right now this package is experimental and only available on Github:
Add the package to your environment by running:
To use the API you have to create an API key on Datawrapper.
Click on Dashboard - Settings and move down to the section that says API Access Tokens.
Click on Create new personal access token, enter a name and save the token:
Copy the API key in the clipboard and use
to save the key to our system. If a key already exists, you may add the argument
overwrite = TRUE to
To make sure, your key is working as expected, you can run
with no arguments. It will then use the saved key from the environment. If the key is correct, you will receive a response from the API with personal details about your account - a
dw_user-object that has no further use than to check your key.
Note: If you want to see your currently saved API key, you may use the helper function
Congratulations, you’re good to go!