:sweet_potato: tuber: Access YouTube API via R

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Access YouTube API via R. Get comments posted on YouTube videos, information on how many times a video has been liked, search for videos with particular content, and much more. You can also scrape captions from a few videos. To learn more about the YouTube API, see https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/.


To get the current development version from GitHub:

# install.packages("devtools")
devtools::install_github("soodoku/tuber", build_vignettes = TRUE)

To get a quick overview of some important functions in tuber, see the vignette:

vignette("tuber-ex", package="tuber")

Using tuber

To get going, get the application id and password from Google Developer Console (see https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/getting-started). Enable all the YouTube APIs. Also enable Freebase API. Then set the application id and password via the yt_oauth function. For more information about YouTube OAuth, see YouTube OAuth Guide.

yt_oauth("app_id", "app_password")

Get Statistics of a Video


Get Information About a Video


Get Captions of a Video


Search Videos

yt_search("Barack Obama")

Get Comments



Scripts are released under the MIT License.

Contributor Code of Conduct

The project welcomes contributions from everyone! In fact, it depends on it. To maintain this welcoming atmosphere, and to collaborate in a fun and productive way, we expect contributors to the project to abide by the Contributor Code of Conduct.