[R] Download CSV Files from EUROSTAT Website

Lorenzo Isella lorenzo.isella at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 21:52:21 CET 2013

On Mon, 04 Nov 2013 20:26:46 +0100, David Winsemius  
<dwinsemius at comcast.net> wrote:

> On Nov 4, 2013, at 11:03 AM, Lorenzo Isella wrote:
>> Thanks.
>> I had already introduced this minor adjustments in the code, but the  
>> real problem (to me) is the information that gets lost: the informative  
>> name of the columns, the indicator type and the units.
> Maybe you should use their "download" facility rather than trying to  
> deparse a complex webpage with lots of special user interaction  
> "features":
> http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/setupDownloads.do

Of course, for a single data set, I agree.
In my case, I need to download and analyze several tens of data sets and I  
need to be able to do this at regular time intervals, hence the need to  
automate also the download.


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