Read in STATS19 road safety data from .csv files downloaded.

read_accidents(
  year = NULL,
  filename = "",
  data_dir = get_data_directory(),
  format = TRUE,
  silent = FALSE
)

Arguments

year

Single year for which data are to be read

filename

Character string of the filename of the .csv to read, if this is given, type and years determine whether there is a target to read, otherwise disk scan would be needed.

data_dir

Where sets of downloaded data would be found.

format

Switch to return raw read from file, default is TRUE.

silent

Boolean. If FALSE (default value), display useful progress messages on the screen.

Details

This is a wrapper function to access and load stats 19 data in a user-friendly way. The function returns a data frame, in which each record is a reported incident in the STATS19 data.

Examples

# \donttest{ dl_stats19(year = 2011, type = "Accidents")
#> Files identified: DfTRoadSafety_Accidents_2011.zip
#> http://data.dft.gov.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/road-accidents-safety-data/DfTRoadSafety_Accidents_2011.zip
#> Attempt downloading from:
#> Data saved at /tmp/RtmpPSYWX6/DfTRoadSafety_Accidents_2011/DfTRoadSafety_Accidents_2011.csv
ac = read_accidents(year = 2011)
#> Reading in:
#> /tmp/RtmpPSYWX6/DfTRoadSafety_Accidents_2011/DfTRoadSafety_Accidents_2011.csv
#> date and time columns present, creating formatted datetime column
dl_stats19(year = 2009, type = "Accidents")
#> Files identified: DfTRoadSafety_Accidents_2009.zip
#> http://data.dft.gov.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/road-accidents-safety-data/DfTRoadSafety_Accidents_2009.zip
#> Attempt downloading from:
#> Data saved at /tmp/RtmpPSYWX6/DfTRoadSafety_Accidents_2009/DfTRoadSafety_Accidents_2009.csv
ac_2009 = read_accidents(year = 2009)
#> Reading in:
#> /tmp/RtmpPSYWX6/DfTRoadSafety_Accidents_2009/DfTRoadSafety_Accidents_2009.csv
#> date and time columns present, creating formatted datetime column
# }