Does anyone know how to download the PUMS replicate weights (all 80 of them) using the API ? When I try to list all 80 variable in the API call I get the ERROR: "error: 'get' is limited to 50 variables." Is there a way to download the 80 weights along with other variables without having to have to break everything up into groups of fewer than 50 variables ?
Thanks Dave Dorer
In tidycensus, we handle this limit by making repeated calls to the API and combining the results if more than 50 variables (including weights) are requested. Here's the code that does that: github…
why not download stuff from ipums.org? I understand using APIs for tables, but the rationale for straining the API to load the microdata is beyond me.
Being a research "guy" I try to get as close to the original data source as possible. When I download something via the API using R I save the object in a file so I only download once. Ipums has a lot of great stuff but as of now I am only doing cross sectional analyses so I haven't needed some of the ipums features.