Do not edit this README by hand. See CONTRIBUTING.md.This Task View contains information about using R to obtain, parse, manipulate, create, and share open data. Much open data is available on the web, and the WebTechnologies TaskView addresses how to obtain and parse web-based data. There is obvious overlap between the two TaskViews, so some packages are described on both. There is also a considerable amount of open data available as R packages on CRAN. We point readers to the crandatapkgs package to obtain information about currently available open data in R packages.