Function to read the master list and write a monthly list of stations. This file is critical to the operation of the scraper.
the function reads the master list and writes a local list of stations that report monthly data. It also returns an object dataframe. That dataframe can be fed to downstream processes
writeMonthlyStations(filename = MASTER.STATION.LIST, outfile = MONTHLY.STATION.LIST)
- The filename of the master list. This is set to a default that should not be changed.
- the local filename. Used by other functions. It should not be changed
reads the master list. Extracts those stations that report monthly. Selects the first year reporting and the web Id for the http request builder. Assigns an Id to every station for file naming and tracking. The id it assigns is used for tracking the scrape progress and recovering from scrape failures.
can be read with
## Not run: # Stations <- writeMonthlyStations() # ## End(Not run)