Tagged: R

“Copperr” – My API-Wrapper R Package for Copper™ CRM

copperr is an R package that connects to the Copper™ CRM Platform APIs using tidy principles. The package implements most key actions from their REST API described on Copper’s developer portal here. The package includes what you’d expect to see in an API wrapper:

  • Basic (Username/API-key) Authentication methods, and caching for API details
  • CRUD (Create, Retrieve, Update, Delete) methods for records
  • Query a set of records
  • Retrieve metadata Resources (Custom Fields, Sources, Pipeline Stages, etc.)
  • Retrieve User profiles
  • Helper functions to simplify some common record lookups and manipulations

You can download the package and read the “Getting Started” guide on Github here

I’ll probably provide some examples of the kind of sales data analysis and data cleansing I am using this package for in subsequent posts. Leave a comment if you’re interested in this?

A Comparison of Programming Languages I’ve Used

Comparing programming languages has been a popular sport for many years.

I love the quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupery who once said “If you want to build a ship, don’t tell people to collect wood, or assign them tasks, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea“. 

So let’s see how each of the dozen-or-so programming languages I’ve used over the last few decades support that epic vision of empowerment: Continue reading