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
##urltools A package for elegantly handling and parsing URLs from within R.
Author: Oliver Keyes, Jay Jacobs
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.
The latest CRAN version can be obtained via:
To get the development version:
- R. Doy.
Functions in urltools
|param_get||get the values of a URL's parameters|
|url_decode||Encode or decode a URI|
|param_set||Set the value associated with a parameter in a URL's query.|
|parameters||Get or set a URL's parameters|
|domain||Get or set a URL's domain|
|path||Get or set a URL's path|
|fragment||Get or set a URL's fragment|
|tld_refresh||Retrieve a TLD dataset|
|url_compose||Recompose Parsed URLs|
|suffix_extract||extract the suffix from domain names|
|suffix_refresh||Retrieve a public suffix dataset|
|tld_dataset||Dataset of top-level domains (TLDs)|
|url_parse||split URLs into their component parts|
|urltools||Tools for handling URLs|
|scheme||Get or set a URL's scheme|
|suffix_dataset||Dataset of public suffixes|
|param_remove||Remove key-value pairs from query strings|
|port||Get or set a URL's port|
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|License||MIT + file LICENSE|
|Packaged||2016-08-04 02:49:44 UTC; ironholds|
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