gtrendsRhas been almost re-written form scratch. One big visible change is that signing into a Google account is no longer required to download data from Google Trends.
Added missing all DMAs within the US (#146).
gtrendsR now correctly use the
hl (local) parameter to retreive data (@antaldaniel).
Added some missing country codes (#94).
Now able to specify for which Google products the request is performed using the
gprop parameter (#112). Possible values are
froogle for Google shopping,
new for Google news,
youtube for Youtube videos and
images for Google images.
Now able to query using Google categories
Returned data is now tidy (#110). The
trend object now contains
location header (
Fixing a bug where overriding
countries variable was breaking package’s functionalities (#109).
Correct default fallback for querying for google.user and google.password in gconnect (#121)
Fixing login issue due to backend changes made by Google (#103). Thanks to @MrLoh for initial implementation and suggestions.
Fixing crash occuring when monthly data was returned (#81).
gtrends() will throw a warning if data is returned monthly (#80).
gtrends() is now correctly detecting when quota limit is reached (#90).
A ggplot2 object can now be returned for further customization.
plot(gtrends("NHL")) + ggtitle("NHL trend") + theme(legend.position="none")
Support for hourly and daily data (#67). For example, it is now possible to have hourly data for the last seven days with
gtrends("nhl", geo = "CA", res = "7d"). Use
?gtrends for more information about the time resolution supported by the package.
Support for categorties (#46). Ex.:
gtrends("NHL", geo = "US", cat = "0-20") will search only in the sport category.
Some countries (ex: Hong Kong) were missing from the list (#69).
Various typos and documentation work.
Added support for sub-countries (#25). Ex.:
gtrends("NHL", geo = "CA-QC") will return trends data for Québec province in Canada. The list of supported sub-countries can be obtained via
Data parsing should work for any data returned by Google Trends (i.e. countries independent).
Better support for queries using keywords in different languages (#50, #57). Ex.:
gtrends("蘋果", geo = "TW")
Now able to specify up to five countries (#53) via
gtrends("NHL", geo = c("CA", "US"))
Fixing issue #51 allowing UK-based queries via
geo = "GB"