You’ll need to acquire an API key from AQS. To do so,
epair provides the function
get.aqs.key() with your email as its parameter. After calling
get.aqs.key() check your email to obtain your key. Be sure to confirm your account by clicking on the link in the email if acquiring a key for the first time.
.Renviron to access your email and key when making calls. A simple way to setup your key and email is through the
usethis package with the following command.
This will open up the .Renviron file where you can store your email and key. You MUST store your key and email using the exactformat
aqs_email=‘[email protected]’. Otherwise, the package will assume you haven’t declared your credentials.
Note you also need to restart R to ensure that changes take effect.
If even after restarting R,
Sys.getenv(‘aqs_email’) is returning a null string, you can also try setting the variables with the
Sys.setenv() command as follows
Sys.setenv(aqs_email = “[email protected]”) and
Sys.setenv(aqs_api_key = “received_key”).