I am using R. How can I download multiple patterns datasets in one go?

Is there a way I could download multiple patterns datasets in one go? I’m using R if that helps. It is a bit labrious to download each tar.gz file manually from the repository. Any pointers would be appreciated.


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Check out the R section of our Awesome SafeGraph Datascience Github Repo - there’s a SafeGraphR package created by @Nick_H-K_Seattle_University that may be useful for you.

If you want to do it manually, I’d look into scripts that automate the downloading of multiple files / extracting them. Then you can loop through each file.

The patterns_lookup() function in SafeGraphR can do this. Give it your SafeGraph AWS key and secret, and specify a vector of dates, and it will download all the weekly patterns files that cover those dates.