The package is the main R package for working with datasets on
Using this packages users can:

Getting Started

To get started, load the library and checkout the quickstart vignette.

vignette("quickstart", package = "")

Here is a simple example:

intro_ds <- ""

sample_query <-
  "SELECT t.Name, t.Height, s.AssistsPerGame ",
  "FROM DataDotWorldBBallTeam as t ",
  "JOIN DataDotWorldBBallStats as s ON t.Name = s.Name ",
  "ORDER BY s.AssistsPerGame DESC")), dataset = intro_ds)

Notice that dataset is parameter required by most functions and can be provided in two formats:

  1. URL: “”
  2. Path: “jonloyens/an-intro-to-dataworld-dataset”


To get the current released version from CRAN:


To get the current development version from GitHub:

devtools::install_github("datadotworld/", build_vignettes = TRUE)


First, users must obtain an API authentication token at:

IMPORTANT: For your security, do not include your API authentication token in code that is intended to be shared with others.

Configuration can be provided in 3 forms:

Config files are the most convenient configuration method. Once saved configuration will be automatically restored when is loaded.

From the R console:

saved_cfg <-"YOUR API TOKEN")

For additional configuration options, see ?set_config


Check out the quickstart and query vignette and the package documentation (?

> vignette("quickstart", package = "")
> ?