Expand Short 'URLs'

Tools are provided to expand vectors of short URLs into long 'URLs'. No 'API' services are used, which may mean that this operates more slowly than 'API' services do (since they usually cache results of expansions that every user of the service requests). You can setup your own caching layer with the 'memoise' package if you wish to have a speedup during single sessions or add larger dependencies, such as 'Redis', to gain a longer-term performance boost at the expense of added complexity.


longurl 0.3.0

  • No longer uses an API service
  • The returned tbl_df has an extra status code field

longurl 0.2.0

  • Switched out the API service since longurl.org is no longer working
  • Added a NEWS.md file to track changes to the package.

Reference manual

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0.3.3 by Bob Rudis, 7 months ago

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

Authors: Bob Rudis [aut, cre] , John Coene [ctb] (Issue #4)

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

Task views: Web Technologies and Services

MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports httr

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See at CRAN