# Introduction to heapsofpapers

## Default usage

library(heapsofpapers)

Essentially what you need in order to use heapsofpapers is a dataframe that contains two variables: 1) the addresses that you want to download, and 2) the names that you want to give them locally. To get started we’re going to construct that for just two pdfs that are hosted on SocArXiv.

two_pdfs <-
tibble::tibble(
save_here = c("competing_effects_on_the_average_age_of_infant_death.pdf",
)

At this point we can use the main function heapsofpapers::get_and_save() to go and get those two PDFs. By default the PDFs will be saved into a folder called ‘heaps_of’.

heapsofpapers::get_and_save(
data = two_pdfs,
save_names = "save_here"
)

## Specify a folder

By default, the papers are downloaded into a folder called ‘heaps_of’. You could also specify the directory, for instance, if you would prefer a folder called ‘inputs’. Regardless, if the folder doesn’t exist then you’ll be asked whether you want to create it.

heapsofpapers::get_and_save(
data = two_pdfs,
save_names = "save_here",
dir = "inputs"
)

## Consider duplicates

Let’s say that you had already downloaded some PDFs, but weren’t sure and didn’t want to download them again. You could use heapsofpapers::check_for_existence() to check.

heapsofpapers::check_for_existence(data = two_pdfs,
save_names = "save_here")

If you already have some of the files then heapsofpapers::get_and_save() allows you to ignore those files, and not download them again, by specifying that dupe_strategy = "ignore".

heapsofpapers::get_and_save(
data = two_pdfs,
save_names = "save_here",
dupe_strategy = "ignore"
)

## Change the delay

By default heapsofpapers::get_and_save() waits five seconds between each attempt to get a PDF. You can change this by specifying an integer that is at least one. The function will then wait that many seconds. It’s not possible to set a delay of zero.

heapsofpapers::get_and_save(
data = two_pdfs,
save_names = "save_here",
delay = 2,
)

## Change the print strategy

By default heapsofpapers::get_and_save() will print every time it finishes with a row in your dataframe. But you can change that behaviour by specifying how often you would like it to print. For instance to print at every second row, specify an integer 2, to print every tenth, specify 10.

heapsofpapers::get_and_save(
data = two_pdfs,
)
Rather than specify the data, it is possible to pipe a dataset to heapsofpapers::get_and_save():
two_pdfs %>%
)