wikipediatrend: Public Subject Attention via Wikipedia Page Access Statistics

Public attention is an interesting field of study. The internet not only allows to access information in no time on virtually any subject but via page access statistics gathered by website authors the subject of attention as well can be studied. For the omnipresent Wikipedia those access statistics are made available via '' a server providing the information as file dumps as well as as web API. This package provides an easy to use, consistent and traffic minimizing approach to make those data accessible within R.

Version: 1.1.7
Depends: R (≥ 3.0.0)
Imports: jsonlite (≥ 0.9.13), stringr (≥ 0.6.2), rvest (≥ 0.2.0), httr (≥ 0.6.1), RCurl (≥ 1.8), utils, xml2 (≥ 0.1.2)
Suggests: testthat, knitr, ggplot2, devtools, dplyr, magrittr, AnomalyDetection, BreakoutDetection
Published: 2015-09-24
Author: Peter Meissner [aut, cre], R Core team [ctb] ('wp_date()' derived from base package's 'as.Date()')
Maintainer: Peter Meissner <retep.meissner at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: NEWS
In views: WebTechnologies
CRAN checks: wikipediatrend results


Reference manual: wikipediatrend.pdf
Vignettes: Using Wikipediatrend
Package source: wikipediatrend_1.1.7.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Snow Leopard binaries: r-release: wikipediatrend_1.1.7.tgz, r-oldrel: wikipediatrend_0.2.0.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: wikipediatrend_1.1.7.tgz
Old sources: wikipediatrend archive