# urltools v1.4.0

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## Vectorised Tools for URL Handling and Parsing

A toolkit for handling URLs that so far includes functions for URL encoding and decoding, parsing, and parameter extraction. All functions are designed to be both fast and entirely vectorised. It is intended to be useful for people dealing with web-related datasets, such as server-side logs, although may be useful for other situations involving large sets of URLs.

##urltools A package for elegantly handling and parsing URLs from within R.

Author: Oliver Keyes, Jay Jacobs
Status: Stable

###Description

URLs in R are often treated as nothing more than part of data retrieval - they're used for making connections and reading data. With web analytics and research, however, URLs can be the data, and R's default handlers are not best suited to handle vectorised operations over large datasets. urltools is intended to solve this.

It contains drop-in replacements for R's URLdecode and URLencode functions, along with new functionality such as a URL parser and parameter value extractor. In all cases, the functions are designed to be content-safe (not breaking on unexpected values) and fully vectorised, resulting in a dramatic speed improvement over existing implementations - crucial for large datasets. For more information, see the urltools vignette.

Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.

###Installation

The latest CRAN version can be obtained via:

install.packages("urltools")


To get the development version:

devtools::install_github("ironholds/urltools")


###Dependencies

## Functions in urltools

 Name Description url_compose Recompose Parsed URLs param_set Set the value associated with a parameter in a URL's query. suffix_extract extract the suffix from domain names fragment Get or set a URL's fragment port Get or set a URL's port domain Get or set a URL's domain param_remove Remove key-value pairs from query strings param_get get the values of a URL's parameters suffix_dataset Dataset of public suffixes url_parse split URLs into their component parts path Get or set a URL's path url_decode Encode or decode a URI urltools Tools for handling URLs scheme Get or set a URL's scheme parameters Get or set a URL's parameters No Results!