I wanted to learn how to make http requests through Capital One's API, Nessie. At UW-Madison, the primary programming language used by the statistics and business schools is 'R'. There is no specified format for using R with Nessie, so I created documentation for anyone interested in using Nessie for future R projects.
What it does
Walks you through how to load and create data.frames for data manipulation in R.
How I built it
I started in r-script and then switched to r-markdown to create html files. I used the library httr to use methods POST and GET.
Challenges I ran into
Finding information on how to use the httr package.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Posting my first solo hack!
What I learned
It's ok to take on a solo project if nobody else is interested. Follow your passions.
What's next for httR-CAPI
I will teach my friends in my data science club, dotData, how to use http requests. API's are a great way to find data.