Let's build a heterogeneous dataset based on the public repositories created by the most active users of GitHub. As we know how to extract data using the package
rgithub, we will explore the other method too, for example, directly using the API's URL. In this method, we need to pass the API URL to the function
fromJSON, which has a dependency on the package
jsonlite. The API URL will also work from the browser and will be checked for accuracy of the data. Those URLs will return data in JSON format.
The most active users of GitHub will be obtained through the following URL, or you can use the CSV file named
TopUsers.csv, which also holds the data of users who were active as of July 2015. ...