Launch of Data API and R package

25 September 2023

The Global Data Lab is happy to announce the immediate availability of an API for its datasets. We introduce an R package to interface with it directly from your scripts. Access to the API is free, though an account is required to create a personal API token. These tokens are used to rate-limit the use of the API, allowing us to hopefully prevent abuse.

Currently, an account is limited to creating one active API token. If you would like to use the GDL Data API in a classroom setting, please contact us for a tailor-made solution.