WADL_0.2-0.tar.gz (13 March 2011)
This package provides tools to process Web Application Description Language (WADL) documents and to programmatically generate R functions to interface to the REST methods described in those WADL documents. This allows us to readily access REST Web Services without having to write code. An example of this is the Eukaryotic Pathogen Database Resources (EuPathDB) service. There is an R package to interface to EuPathDB generated via this package - REuPathDB.
This package can allow us to easily explore a complex WADL file. We can customize how the code is generated to interface to the methods. And we can also extract documentation from the WADL document and convert it to an Rd format for use within the R help system.