Defines the parameters required to connect to a router on an OTP instance and, if required, confirms that the instance and router are query-able.

otp_connect(
  hostname = "localhost",
  router = "default",
  url = NULL,
  port = 8080,
  ssl = FALSE,
  check = TRUE,
  timezone = Sys.timezone(),
  otp_version = 1.5
)

Arguments

hostname

A string, e.g. "ec2-34-217-73-26.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com". Optional, default is "localhost".

router

A string, e.g. "UK2018". Optional, default is "default". OTP can support multiple routers see advanced vignette for details.

url

If a non-standard URL structure is used provide a full url, default is NULL

port

A positive integer. Optional, default is 8080.

ssl

Logical, indicates whether to use https. Optional, default is FALSE.

check

Logical. If TRUE connection object is only returned if OTP instance and router are confirmed reachable. Optional, default is TRUE.

timezone

Character, timezone, defaults to local timezone

otp_version

Numeric, OTP Version in use default 1.5, if check is TRUE then `otp_check_version()` is called and otp_version is updated

Value

Returns an S3 object of class otpconnect. If check is TRUE and the router is not reachable the object is not returned.

Details

The default URL structure for the OTP API is: http://<hostname>:<port>/otp/routers/<router> For example: http://localhost:8080/otp/routers/default

Functions construct the URL from the parameters provided in otpconnect objects. However some websites hosting OTP have modified the default URL structure. If this is the case you can use the url parameter to bypass the URL construction and provide a fully formed URL. In this case the hostname, router, port, and ssl are ignored.

Examples

if (FALSE) { otpcon <- otp_connect() otpcon <- otp_connect( router = "UK2018", ssl = TRUE ) otpcon <- otp_connect( hostname = "ec2.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com", router = "UK2018", port = 8888, ssl = TRUE ) otpcon <- otp_connect( url = "https://api.digitransit.fi:443/routing/v1/routers/hsl" ) }