138 search results for "Web Scraping"

Using sentiment analysis to predict ratings of popular tv series

May 26, 2014
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Using sentiment analysis to predict ratings of popular tv series

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you have probably heard of TV shows such as Breaking Bad, Mad Men, How I Met Your Mother or Game of Thrones. While I generally don’t spend a whole lot of time watching TV, I have also undergone some pretty intense binge-watching sessions

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On the trade history and dynamics of NBA teams

April 28, 2014
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On the trade history and dynamics of NBA teams

While good draft picks and deft management can help you win championships, there is no doubt that NBA teams can massively gain, or lose, by trading players with one another. Here, I played around with some publicly available data given at basketball-reference.com, and had a look at the numbers behind all trades undertaken in the NBA from 1948 to

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Rblogger Posting Patterns Analyzed with R

April 11, 2014
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Rblogger Posting Patterns Analyzed with R

I've been a big fan of rbloggers for quite some time, but have only recently started contributing myself. After my first post yesterday, I immidiately started wondering how long most other bloggers go between posts. I decided to gather the list of past posts to rbloggers to investigate...

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BARUG talks highlight R’s diverse applications

April 10, 2014
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BARUG talks highlight R’s diverse applications

by Joseph Rickert The seven lightning talks presented to the Bay Area useR Group on Tuesday night were not only really interesting (in some cases downright entertaining) in their own right, but they also illustrated the diversity of R applications, and the extent to which R has become embedded in the corporate world. Two presentations with a whimsical touch...

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Mapping academic collaborations in Evolutionary Biology

Mapping academic collaborations in Evolutionary Biology

Mapping academic collaborations in Evolutionary Biology This post is a repubication of a visualisation I did in 2011 for my (now defunct) datajujitsu.co.uk blog. It was a naive first attempt at web-scraping from an academic publishers website. It was done before I was aware of the problems surrounding access to, and text-mining of, online academic content hosted by...

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President Approval Ratings from Roosevelt to Obama

March 29, 2014
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President Approval Ratings from Roosevelt to Obama

I have been watching the awesome Netflix show “House of Cards” and been fascinated by the devious schemes that Underwood is constantly plotting. The show often mentions approval ratings and it got me to wondering what Obama’s ratings currently were, and all other past US president  for that matter. However, I didn’t have much chance

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Evolution of Code

March 27, 2014
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Recently while scraping some data from the college football data warehouse site, I started to realize the evolution of my code. To preface this, I am definitely not a trained programmer, just a self taught junky who enjoys doing it when I have time. ...

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Terms

February 13, 2014
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Live Google Spreadsheet For Keeping Track Of Sochi Medals

February 11, 2014
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The “medals” R post by TRInker and re-blogged by Revolutions were both spiffy and a live example why there’s no point in not publishing raw data. You don’t need to have R (or any other language) do the scraping, though. The “IMPORTHTML” function (yes, function names seem to be ALL CAPS now over at Google

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Using One Programming Language In the Context of Another – Python and R

January 22, 2014
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Using One Programming Language In the Context of Another – Python and R

Over the last couple of years, I’ve settled into using R an python as my languages of choice for doing stuff: R, because RStudio is a nice environment, I can blend code and text using R markdown and knitr, ggplot2 and Rcharts make generating graphics easy, and reshapers such as plyr make wrangling with data

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