177 search results for "web scraping"

Monitoring Price Fluctuations of Book Trade-In Values on Amazon

April 8, 2015
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Monitoring Price Fluctuations of Book Trade-In Values on Amazon

I am planning to finish school soon and I would like to shed some weight before moving on. I have collected a fair number of books that I will likely never use again and it would be nice to get some money for them. Sites like Amazon and eBay let you se...

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More Airline Crashes via the Hadleyverse

March 31, 2015
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I saw a fly-by #rstats mention of more airplane accident data on — of all places — LinkedIn (email) today which took me to a GitHub repo by @philjette. It seems there’s a web site (run by what seems to be a single human) that tracks plane crashes. Here’s a tweet from @philjette announcing it:

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Knitr’s best hidden gem: spin

March 23, 2015
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Stop knitting & start spinning - spin can help you write reports much faster and avoid repeating yourself - Anyone who loves the idea of dynamic report generation with R is probably a big fan of knitr and its flagship function - knit. But not many people seem to know about knit's awesome cousin -...

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Fuzzy String Matching – a survival skill to tackle unstructured information

February 26, 2015
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Fuzzy String Matching – a survival skill to tackle unstructured information

“The amount of information available in the internet grows every day” thank you captain Obvious! by now even my grandma is aware of that!. Actually, the internet has increasingly become the first address for...

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Who Has the Best Fantasy Football Projections? 2015 Update

February 20, 2015
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Who Has the Best Fantasy Football Projections? 2015 Update

In prior posts, I demonstrated how to download projections from numerous sources, calculate custom projections for your league, and compare the accuracy of different sources of projections (2013, 2014).  In The post Who Has the Best Fantasy Football Projections? 2015 Update appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Predicting the six nations

February 4, 2015
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Predicting the six nations

By Douglas Ashton – Consultant, UK I don’t know a lot about rugby, which can be a problem living in a rugby town. Especially when the office sweep stake on the upcoming Wales vs England six nations game goes round: … Continue reading →

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Building a choropleth map of Italy using mapIT

January 19, 2015
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Building a choropleth map of Italy using mapIT

In the R environment, different packages to draw maps a

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New updates to the rNOMADS package and big changes in the GFS model

January 16, 2015
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New updates to the rNOMADS package and big changes in the GFS model

I rolled out a big update to the rNOMADS package in R about two weeks ago.  Now, the list of real time weather, ocean, and sea ice models available through rNOMADS updates automatically by scraping the NOMADS web site.  This way, changes in model inventories will be instantly reflected in rNOMADS without the need for

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Explore Kaggle Competition Data with R

December 23, 2014
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Explore Kaggle Competition Data with R

I wanted to pick a topic that involved some webscraping and so decided to get some data from Kaggle. I put down some questions that could potentially be answered with some fairly basic plots. Is prize money a key motivator … Continue reading →

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How to analyze a new dataset (or, analyzing ‘supercar’ data, part 1)

December 16, 2014
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I love cars. The way they sound. The engineering. The craftsmanship. And let’s be honest: fast cars are just fun. Given my love of cars, I frequently watch Top Gear clips on YouTube. A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across this:   Watching the video, I’m thinking, “253 miles per hour? You’ve got to The post

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