Get XKCD Comic Data

Download data from individual XKCD comics, written by Randall Munroe < https://xkcd.com/>.


XKCDdata is a little package to get data from individual xkcd comics.

Installation

devtools::install_github("RobertMyles/XKCDdata")

Example:

Let's get data on this comic (it's number 1421):

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/future_self.png

library(XKCDdata)
 
get_comic(comic = 1421)
#> # A tibble: 1 x 11
#>   month   num                 link  year  news  safe_title
#>   <chr> <int>                <chr> <chr> <chr>       <chr>
#> 1     9  1421 http://xkcd.com/1421  2014       Future Self
#> # ... with 5 more variables: transcript <chr>, alt <chr>, img <chr>,
#> #   title <chr>, day <chr>

Or you can get a list of comics pretty easily using purrr, apply() or for loops. With purrr, it would be something like:

# list of comics:
cm <- c(1421, 641, 87, 92)
purrr::map_df(cm, get_comic)

Then you could plot it XKCD-style with the xkcd package if you wanted.

Viewing Comics

Thanks to Colin, you can view the comics inside your default Viewer (in the Viewer pane if you're on RStudio)! Give it a shot with:

print_xkcd(1)

News

Reference manual

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install.packages("XKCDdata")

0.1.0 by Robert Myles McDonnell, a year ago


Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/XKCDdata


Authors: Robert Myles McDonnell [aut, cre] , Colin Fay [ctb] , Randall Munroe [cph]


Documentation:   PDF Manual  


MIT + file LICENSE license


Imports httr, magrittr, tibble, dplyr, jsonlite, glue, htmltools, assertthat

Suggests testthat


See at CRAN