Best API’s For R in 2021

Manpreet Singh
3 min readJul 22, 2021

Welcome back! R is an awesome programming language used heavily for data processing / manipulation, so let’s talk about some of the best API’s for this language. Now, these API’s do range in use, but all of them could be useful for some of the projects that you’re currently working on. Also, some of these are official and unofficial API’s as well, with that long introduction out of the way, let’s get into it!


Starting off we have gTrendsR, a very awesome package that allows you to pull data from Google Trends. I’ve personally built out several projects with this specific package / API, if you want to learn more about this specific package, check out the PDF file linked below:

Google Sheet API

Next up we have another Google related API, this specific one allows us to upload our data sets to Google Sheets! I’ve developed a few articles about this specific API in a few articles, if you want to learn more, check out the link below:

If you want to learn about this specific package, here is the link:


Next up we have Plumber, this specific API allows us to create web API’s by using R. This specific API is a must have for sure, if you want to learn more about it, check out the link below: