Once you’ve gotten your API key from https://api.data.gov/signup, you can store it using
# NB: You must use a real key, of course... sc_key('xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx')
In the absence of a key value argument,
sc_get() will search your R environment for
DATAGOV_API_KEY. It will complete the data request if found. The
sc_key() command will store your key in
DATAGOV_API_KEY, which will persist until the R session is closed.
If you want a more permanent solution, you can add the following line (with your actual key, of course) to your
.Renviron file. See this appendix for more information.
# NB: You must use a real key, of course... DATAGOV_API_KEY=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx