Provides an R interface for the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) API (see < http://www.bea.gov/API/bea_web_service_api_user_guide.htm> for more information) that serves two core purposes - 1. To Extract/Transform/Load data [beaGet()] from the BEA API as R-friendly formats in the user's work space [transformation done by default in beaGet() can be modified using optional parameters; see, too, bea2List(), bea2Tab()]. 2. To enable the search of descriptive meta data [beaSearch()]. Other features of the library exist mainly as intermediate methods or are in early stages of development. Important Note - You must have an API key to use this library. Register for a key at < http://www.bea.gov/API/signup/index.cfm> .