Web scraping for the humanities and social sciencesThe latest slides from web scraping through R:
Slides from the first session here
Slides from the second session here
This week we look in greater detail at scaling up digital data-collection: coercing scraper output into dataframes, how to download files (along with a cursory look at the state of IP law), cover basic text-manipulation in R, and take a first look at working with the APIs (share counts on Facebook).
Download the .Rpres file to use in Rstudio here
A regular R script with code-snippets only can be accessed here