rtrek package provides datasets related to the Star Trek fictional universe and functions for working with those datasets. It interfaces with the Star Trek API (STAPI), Memory Alpha and Memory Beta to retrieve data, metadata and other information relating to Star Trek.
The package also contains several local datasets covering a variety of topics such as Star Trek timeline data, universe species data and geopolitical data. Some of these are more information rich, while others are toy examples useful for simple demonstrations. The bulk of Star Trek data is accessed from external sources by API. A future version of
rtrek will also include summary datasets resulting from text mining analyses of Star Trek novels.
Image: Example Leaflet map using non-geographic Star Trek map tiles.
Install the CRAN release of
Install the development version from GitHub with
These are just a few examples to help you jump right in. See the package articles for more.
Use the Star Trek API (STAPI) to obtain information on the infamous character, Q. Specifically, retrieve data on his appearances and the stardates when he shows up. The first API call does a lightweight, unobtrusive check to see how many pages of potential search results exist for characters in the database. There are a lot of characters. The second call grabs only page two results. The third call uses the universal/unique ID
uid to retrieve data on Q. Think of these three successive uses of
stapi as safe mode, search mode and extraction mode.
#> Total pages to retrieve all results: 66 #> # A tibble: 100 x 2 #> uid name #> <chr> <chr> #> 1 CHMA0000021696 Pechetti #> 2 CHMA0000028502 Pomet #> 3 CHMA0000134966 Eddie Newsom #> 4 CHMA0000101321 T. Virts #> 5 CHMA0000053158 Annabelle series #> 6 CHMA0000008975 Torias Dax #> 7 CHMA0000232471 T. Peel #> 8 CHMA0000087568 Grathon Tolar #> 9 CHMA0000190805 C. Russell #> 10 CHMA0000069617 Mike Vejar #> # ... with 90 more rows #> uid title stardateFrom stardateTo #> 1 EPMA0000001458 All Good Things... 47988.0 47988.0 #> 2 EPMA0000000845 Q-Less 46531.2 46531.2 #> 3 EPMA0000001329 Q Who 42761.3 42761.3 #> 4 EPMA0000000651 Tapestry NA NA #> 5 EPMA0000001510 The Q and the Grey 50384.2 50392.7 #> 6 EPMA0000000483 Encounter at Farpoint 41153.7 41153.7 #> 7 EPMA0000162588 Death Wish NA NA #> 8 EPMA0000001413 True Q 46192.3 46192.3 #> 9 EPMA0000001377 Qpid 44741.9 44741.9
Obtain content and metadata from the article about Spock on Memory Alpha:
Spock was born in 2230. Obtain a subset of the Star Trek universe historical timeline for that year:
#> 2230 #> $events #> # A tibble: 5 x 4 #> period id date notes #> <chr> <chr> <chr> <chr> #> 1 2230 Events <NA> Argelius II and Betelgeuse become members of the Federation. #> 2 2230 Births_and_Deaths <NA> Spock is born deep within a cave in Vulcan's Forge on Vulcan. #> 3 2230 Births_and_Deaths <NA> George Samuel Kirk, Jr. is born. #> 4 2230 Births_and_Deaths <NA> David Rabin is born. #> 5 2230 Births_and_Deaths <NA> Roy John Moss is born. #> #> $stories #> # A tibble: 5 x 11 #> title title_url colleciton collection_url section context series date media notes image_url #> <chr> <chr> <chr> <chr> <chr> <chr> <chr> <chr> <chr> <chr> <chr> #> 1 Burning Dreams Burning_Dreams <NA> <NA> Chapters 4 &~ <NA> The Origin~ 2230 novel <NA> File:BurningDre~ #> 2 Star Trek V: T~ Star_Trek_V:_The~ <NA> <NA> Chapter 14 <NA> The Origin~ 2230 movie no~ <NA> File:TrekV.jpg #> 3 IDW Star Trek,~ IDW_Star_Trek,_I~ Star Trek (~ Star_Trek_(IDW) 2230 flashba~ <NA> The Origin~ 2230 comic Flashback to USS Kelvin and Keenser's~ File:IDW_TOS_14~ #> 4 Star Trek Star_Trek_(2009) <NA> <NA> Chapter 1 (s~ <NA> The Origin~ 2230 movie no~ Depiction of Spock's birth, date take~ File:Star_Trek_~ #> 5 Sarek Sarek_(novel) <NA> <NA> Chapter 5 <NA> The Origin~ 12 Nove~ novel <NA> File:Sarek_nove~
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