The goal of sidrar is to provide direct access to the data of IBGE’s (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) SIDRA API within the R environment in an easy and flexible way. SIDRA is the acronym to “Sistema IBGE de Recuperação Automática” and it is the system where IBGE makes aggregate data from their researches available.
Install the release version from CRAN:
or the development version from github
# install.packages("devtools") devtools::install_github("rpradosiqueira/sidrar")
For the time being, the “sidrar” package contains only three functions:
get_sidra It recovers data from the given table according to the parameters info_sidra It allows you to check what parameters are available for a table search_sidra It searches which tables have a particular word in their names
Let’s assume that we want the IPCA (Índice de Preços ao Consumidor Amplo) for the city of Campo Grande/MS. However, we want to recover only the overall percentage rate in the last 12 months. To do this simply execute:
library(sidrar) get_sidra(x = 1419, variable = 63, period = c(last = "12"), geo = "City", geo.filter = 5002704, classific = "c315", category = list(7169), header = FALSE, format = 3)
To more examples, see the vignette “Introduction to sidrar”.