- it downloads data, sometimes several data at a time
What’s not so good?
- when it downloads several rounds, you get a list of data instead of integrated dataset;
- it can only download one country data at a time;
- it tuned up for use in Stata, but not in R, for example, I couldn’t see most of the value labels.
So, I thought it would be useful to have a customizable function (instead of package) to do the same thing, but better. For example, you can keep labels to use, for example, with my label_book.
Don’t put more than one country or more than one round – it won’t work. For countries, use iso2c codes, or “all”. This function will expire when ESS updates its data versions, but it happens about twice a year, and can be fixed manually.
#1. Source the function eval(parse(text =getURL("https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MaksimRudnev/LittleHelpers/master/download_ess/download_ess.R"))) #2. Enjoy it ESS2 <- download_ess(round=2, country="all", "firstname.lastname@example.org") #Add your registered on ESS website mail here ESS6.Russia <- download_ess(round=6, country="RU", "email@example.com")