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## Vectorised Tools for URL Handling and Parsing

A toolkit for all URL-handling needs, including encoding and decoding, parsing, parameter extraction and modification. 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_decode Encode or decode a URI suffix_dataset Dataset of public suffixes port Get or set a URL's port param_get get the values of a URL's parameters param_remove Remove key-value pairs from query strings suffix_refresh Retrieve a public suffix dataset path Get or set a URL's path tld_dataset Dataset of top-level domains (TLDs) fragment Get or set a URL's fragment host_extract Extract hosts tld_extract Extract TLDs tld_refresh Retrieve a TLD dataset url_compose Recompose Parsed URLs param_set Set the value associated with a parameter in a URL's query. url_parse split URLs into their component parts puny_encode Encode or Decode Internationalised Domains parameters Get or set a URL's parameters scheme Get or set a URL's scheme urltools Tools for handling URLs suffix_extract extract the suffix from domain names domain Get or set a URL's domain No Results!