Web scraping in R


Web scraping in R

Training description

The training covers a broad range of topics on acquiring data from Internet pages using R.

Duration: 2 days 8 hours each (including an hour lunch break)

Requirements: knowledge of R programming language at an intermediate level which can be acquired during our training “Introduction to R.

Training agenda

Part one: Let’s get it started

  • Introduction to HTML (tags, ids, classes)
  • Using Chrome DevTools
  • Identifying objects HTML/XML with rvest package
  • Data extraction from scripts HTML/XML with rvest
  • Iterative browsing HTML/XML scripts with purrr package

Part two: The more you get into it…

  • Browsing web pages with RSelenium package
  • Extracting nested data

Part three: Squeezing the lemon

  • Browsing dynamic web pages with splashR
  • Extracting dynamic data

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