Get Weather Data from the Web
Functions that help in fetching weather data from
websites. Given a location and a date range, these functions help fetch
weather data (temperature, pressure etc.) for any weather related analysis.
weatherData is a library of functions that will fetch weather data (Temperature, Pressure, Humidity, Wind Speed etc.) from the Web for you as clean data frame.
If you want to perform weather Analysis, but don't wish to be bothered with scraping the data yourself, you can consider using
Github Page with Examples
The main page for weatherData (with explanations and Examples) can be found at http://ram-n.github.io/weatherData/
WeatherCompare is a Shiny App that uses the data brought over by weatherData and then summarized in various ways
To install the development version of weatherData from github, use the devtools package.
install.packages("devtools") library("devtools") install_github("weatherData", "Ram-N")
Load the library
Windows users must also first install Rtools.
Suggestions are welcome! If you would have a particular need for weather data, let me know what changes you'd like to see in the package. If you find bugs, please do report it. Fetching data from the web can be fragile. Submit an Issue.
How to Use this package
library(weatherData) checkDataAvailabilityForDateRange("SFO", "2010-10-29", "2013-01-12")
The command above will see if weather data is available for the Airport supplied ("SFO") for the two end dates supplied: for the 20th Oct 2010 and for Jan 12th 2013 in this case.
This command is useful for a quick check, before invoking
This is a data frame of Ambient temperature data, extracted from Weather Undergound. Each row has two entries (columns). The Timestamp (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS) and the TemperatureF (in degrees F)
This function will get the latest recorded Temperature for a give city or station. Any valid US Airport code or International 4-letter Airport Weather Code is valid. For example "EGLL" for London, UK. Note: This function uses the Sys.Date to learn today's date
getStationCode("Buffalo") getStationCode("Buffalo", state="WY")
This function will return a record containing matches to a given
station name, and the 4 letter code can then be used in the arguments
to other functions such as
More examples (with explanations) can be found at http://ram-n.github.io/weatherData/
Functions in weatherData
|NewYork2013||Data - Ambient Temperature for New York City for all of 2013|
|SFO2012||Data - Ambient Temperature for the City of San Francisco for all of 2012|
|checkDataAvailability||Check if WeatherUnderground has Data for given station and date|
|IntlWxStations||Data - International Weather Stations|
|USAirportWeatherStations||Data - US Weather Stations ID's|
|getWeatherForYear||Get weather data for one full year|
|checkDataAvailabilityForDateRange||Quick Check to see if WeatherUnderground has Weather Data for given station for a range of dates|
|getDetailedWeather||Gets weather data for a single date (All records)|
|getSummarizedWeather||Gets daily summary weather data (One record per day)|
|getWeatherForDate||Getting data for a range of dates|
|checkSummarizedDataAvailability||Quick Check to see if WeatherUnderground has Summarized Weather Data for given station for a custom range of dates|
|Mumbai2013||Data - Ambient Temperature for the City of Mumbai, India for all of 2013|
|getCurrentTemperature||Get the latest recorded temperature for a location|
|weatherData-package||Get Weather & Temperature data from the Web|
|getStationCode||Gets the Weather Station code for a location (in the US)|
|SFO2013||Data - Ambient Temperature for the City of San Francisco for all of 2013|
|SFO2013Summarized||Data - Summarized Daily Temperature for the City of San Francisco for all of 2013|
|London2013||Data - Ambient Temperature for the City of London for all of 2013|
|showAvailableColumns||Shows all the available Weather Data Columns|
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|Packaged||2014-06-24 14:44:23 UTC; 212310464|
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