We had published a web scraping tutorial
a couple of days back and it had received a good response from the #rstats community. While
we thank you for that, we made a mistake in choosing one of the case study as
pointed out by @hrbrmstr in this tweet:
Whomever runs “R Squared Academy” needs to _really_ learn more about web scraping. https://t.co/jOQRAxFVro clearly prohibits the activity in their recent blog post and puts #rstats users in harm's way. Robots check is _not_ enough. This is seriously uncool.
— boB • Everywhere truly is Baltimore • Rudis (@hrbrmstr) April 11, 2019
We choose the case study to appeal to a wide audience but in doing so we set
a bad example. We have removed the case study from our post and apologize
to the #rstats community for our oversight and promise to be more responsible in the
We reiterate it is very important to read the terms and conditions before scraping data from
a website and checking the robots.txt file is not sufficient.
Team Rsquared Academy