Connector for the Wordnik API

A connector to the API for 'Wordnik' <>, a dictionary service that also provides bigram generation, word frequency data, and a whole host of other functionality.

An R connector to the Wordnik API

Author: Oliver Keyes
License: MIT
Status: Stable

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Wordnik is a service that provides English-language words, their definitions, pronounciations, and a whole host of other nifty data like frequency of use in literature and parts-of-speech data. birdnik is a connector to that service.

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Why birdnik?

Because as every millenial knows, the bird and word are interchangeable.


The stable, CRAN-ready version can be retrieved with:


The latest version can be obtained via:



  • R
  • httr


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0.1.1 by Oliver Keyes, a year ago

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Depends on httr

Suggests testthat

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