245 search results for "Web Scraping"

Bon Appetit: A restaurant recommender for tourists visiting the Netherlands

December 4, 2015
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Bon Appetit: A restaurant recommender for tourists visiting the Netherlands

Introduction More and more tourists are visiting The Netherlands, this will become very clear if you walk through the center of Amsterdam on a sunny day. All those tourists need to eat somewhere, in some restaurant. You can see their … Continue reading →

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Last day – online R courses at Udemy – for $15 only

November 26, 2015
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tl;dr: Black Friday $15 Udemy Deal – (until Friday 27th) For the next 24 hours, Udemy is offering readers of R-bloggers access to its global online learning marketplace with a (special) $15 (up to 98% off) deal on over 17,000 of their courses (including R-Programming, data science, machine learning etc.). After the 19th, the deal schedule (per course) is as follows: 11/18 –...

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What the candidates say, analyzing republican debates using R

November 26, 2015
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What the candidates say, analyzing republican debates using R

As most people realize, this is probably one of the most data-rich primary campaigns in history, with hundreds of professional pollsters poring over every data-point trying to understand voter’s intention. So here is another data-rich post to that end. I was glad to discover the University of California at Santa Barbara’s webpage with tons of high-quality data related to the...

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What the candidates say, analyzing republican debates using R

November 26, 2015
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What the candidates say, analyzing republican debates using R

As most people realize, this is probably one of the most data-rich primary campaigns in history, with hundreds of professional pollsters poring over every data-point trying to understand voter’s intention. So here is another data-rich post to that end. I was glad to discover the University of California at Santa Barbara’s webpage with tons of high-quality data related to the...

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Deaths from assault over time in 40 relatively rich countries

November 25, 2015
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Deaths from assault over time in 40 relatively rich countries

Deaths from assault A friend was looking at comparative data on violent deaths in a range of countries and I couldn’t resist the chance to turn out some graphics. The data come from the OECD, who compiles them from contributions by member and associated country governments - effectively, wealthier countries - and makes them available via a web...

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Clickable list of the best animations since 1900, gathered the geek way.

October 22, 2015
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Clickable list of the best animations since 1900, gathered the geek way.

In the midst of our random data exploration, Laure and I started playing around with Hadley’s movies dataset and noticed that there were a lot of old cartoon animations… I mean REALLY old. So we got excited and wondered if we could find Youtube links for all these old animations. Indeed we could! …

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Emoticons decoder for social media sentiment analysis in R

October 16, 2015
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Emoticons decoder for social media sentiment analysis in R

If you have ever retrieved data from Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with R, you might have noticed a strange phenomenon. While R seems to be able to display some emoticons properly, many other times it doesn’t, making any further analysis impossible unless you get rid of them. With a little hack, I decoded these emoticons and put them all...

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rvest 0.3.0

September 24, 2015
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rvest 0.3.0

I’m pleased to announce rvest 0.3.0 is now available on CRAN. Rvest makes it easy to scrape (or harvest) data from html web pages, inspired by libraries like beautiful soup. It is designed to work with pipes so that you can express complex operations by composed simple pieces. Install it with: install.packages("rvest") What’s new The

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Learning Italian with rvest and Duolingo

September 1, 2015
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Learning Italian with rvest and Duolingo

  By Aimee Gott,  R Consultant, Mango Solutions Over the last month I have found multiple reasons for needing to scrape web pages for information. This started out with wanting to create a simple database for a training course containing … Continue reading →

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Importing Data Into R – Part Two

August 18, 2015
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Importing Data Into R – Part Two

In this follow-up tutorial of This R Data Import Tutorial Is Everything You Need-Part One, DataCamp continues with its comprehensive, yet easy tutorial to quickly import data into R, going from simple, flat text files to the more advanced SPSS and SAS files. As a lot of our readers noticed correctly from the first post, The post

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