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R: Data Analysis and Visualization by Ágnes Vidovics-Dancs, Kata Váradi, Tamás Vadász, Ágnes Tuza, Balázs Árpád Szucs, Julia Molnár, Péter Medvegyev, Balázs Márkus, István Margitai, Péter Juhász, Dániel Havran, Gergely Gabler, Barbara Dömötör, Gergely Daróczi, Ádám Banai, Milán Badics, Ferenc Illés, Edina Berlinger, Bater Makhabel, Hrishi V. Mittal, Jaynal Abedin, Brett Lantz, Tony Fischetti

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Using JSON

JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is a standardized human-readable data format that plays an enormous role in communication between web browsers to web servers. JSON was originally borne out of a need to represent arbitrarily complex data structures in JavaScript—a web scripting language—but it has since grown into a language agnostic data serialization format.

It is a common need to import and parse JSON in R, particularly when working with web data. For example, it is very common for websites to offer web services that take an arbitrary query from a web browser, and return the response as JSON. We will see an example of this very use case later in this section.

For our first look into JSON parsing for R, we'll use the jsonlite package ...

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