url.show Function in R (Example) | Display Text Files from Remote Server


In this R programming tutorial you’ll learn how to display a text URL using the url.show function.

The tutorial contains the following information:

Let’s get started!


Example: Display Text URL Using url.show() Function

The following R programming code shows how to apply the url.show function to return a URL as text in a new R window.

In this example, we’ll use the Wikipedia website.

Have a look at the following R code:

url.show("https://www.wikipedia.org/")   # Apply url.show function

After executing the show.url function as shown in the previous R syntax, the new RStudio window that is shown below is opened:


Example URL


As you can see, this new window shows the content of the Wikipedia main page as text with HTML code.


Video & Further Resources

Have a look at the following video on my YouTube channel. I’m explaining the R syntax of this tutorial in the video.


The YouTube video will be added soon.


Furthermore, you could have a look at some of the related tutorials on this website. I have released numerous posts that are related to the application of the url.show function already.


To summarize: On this page, I have explained how to apply the url.show function to show text files from a remote server in R programming. Please let me know in the comments section, if you have any additional questions.


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