httr 0.4 is now available on CRAN. The httr packages makes it easy to talk to web APIs from R.
cookies() functions to extract headers and cookies from responses.
status_code() returns HTTP status codes.
PATCH()) now have an
encode argument that determine how the
body is encoded. Valid values are “multipart”, “form” or “json”, and the
multipart argument is now deprecated.
GET(..., progress()) will display a progress bar, useful if you’re doing large uploads or downloads.
verbose() gives you considerably more control over degree of verbosity, and defaults have been selected to be more helpful for the most common cases.
query parameters are now dropped automatically.
There are number of other minor improvements and bug fixes, as described by the release notes.
We are excited to announce real-time collaborative editing on RStudio Cloud. Users can join the same project, edit code, and immediately see each other’s changes.
In this series, we walk through lesser-known tips and tricks to help you work more effectively and efficiently in R Markdown. This third post focuses on features that save you time and trouble.