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Building a Q&A Engine in R with httr and Shiny

Benjamin Smith builds an oracle but with R, not Delphi:

Knowing how to write API requests and handle their responses is a valuable skill that a developer, data
engineer or data analyst/scientist needs to know. In this short blog I share how its possible leverage DuckDuckGo’s instant answer API to create a oracle which can answer (some) of your questions using the httr package and Shiny.

Click through for a simple app which does the job.