[R] Download CSV Files from EUROSTAT Website

Lorenzo Isella lorenzo.isella at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 16:38:52 CET 2013

Dear All,
I often need to do some work on some data which is publicly available on  
the EUROSTAT website.
I saw several ways to download automatically mainly the bulk data from  
EUROSTAT to later on postprocess it with R, for instance


However, what I would like to do is to be able to download directly the  
csv file corresponding to a properly formatted dataset (typically a  
dynamic dataset) from EUROSTAT.
To fix the ideas, please consider the dataset at the following link


what I would like to do is to automatically read its content into R, or at  
least to automatically download it as a csv file (full extraction, single  
file, no flags and footnotes) which I can then manipulate easily.
Any suggestion is appreciated.


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