189 search results for "web scraping"

Interacting with bioinformatics webservers using R

September 8, 2011
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Interacting with bioinformatics webservers using R

In an ideal world, all bioinformatics tools would be made available via the Web as a web service with an API, as well as a standalone package to download for local use. This is rarely the case and sometimes, even where one or the other is available, factors such as cost come into play. So

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R Screen Scraping: 105 Counties of Election Data

February 18, 2011
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by Earl F. Glynn, Kansas Watchdog The goal of this article is to show how to visit 105 online web pages programmatically and “scrape” data from them to form a statewide summary of election data in Kansas. An earlier article gave details of ...

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Simple R Screen Scraping Example

February 18, 2011
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by Earl F. Glynn, Kansas Watchdog The goal of this exercise is to show how to “screen scrape” data from an online web page using R. Additional articles will extend this example to scrape data from 105 Kansas county pages to form a statewide...

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Scrape Web data using R

August 13, 2010
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Scrape Web data using R

Plenty of people have been scraping data from the web using R for a while now, but I just completed my first project and I wanted to share the code with you.  It was a little hard to work through some of the “issues”, but I had some great help from @DataJunkie on twitter. As

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Mango EARL Competition entries

August 18, 2015
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Mango EARL Competition entries

Here is a list of the EARL Competition entries we have received so far: Entry details here “R is the clear choice for quickly prototyping advanced data manipulation and creating analytics dashboards, essential for a fast, informed response to emerging … Continue reading →

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Yet another post on google scholar data analysis

August 16, 2015
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Yet another post on google scholar data analysis

Inspired by this post, I wanted to use Google Scholar data to put nice images on my professional website (girly habit). This post explains how I combined the functions available in the R package scholar with additional analyses (partially inspired from the script available at this link, which in my case results in a cannot

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Chronicles from useR! – summing up

July 21, 2015
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Chronicles from useR! – summing up

Dear R users, Here you are my last post on the useR! in

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Chronicles from useR! – day 1

Chronicles from useR! – day 1

Today I woke up for the first time in Aalborg. My colle

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useR 2015: Networks

July 1, 2015
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useR 2015: Networks

These are my initial notes from useR 2015. Will revise when I have time. fbRads: Analyzing and managing Facebook ads from R (Gergely Daroczi) Modern advertising Google/Amazon/Facebook use our information Ad platforms: Google: RAdwords, facebook likes: fbRads. You can use the facebook API to get information from facebook. Get hashes of email address, not the

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Old is New: XML and rvest

May 22, 2015
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Huh… I didn’t realize just how similar rvest was to XML until I did a bit of digging. After my wonderful experience using dplyr and tidyr recently, I decided to revisit some of my old RUNNING code and see if it could use an upgrade by swapping out the XML dependency with rvest. Ultra Signup:...

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