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An Overview of Room Rentals in Sydney | RSelenium, rvest, Leaflet, googleway

December 27, 2016
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An Overview of Room Rentals in Sydney | RSelenium, rvest, Leaflet, googleway

Started another data scraping script similar to the post about rental rates in Houston; except this time i picked Sydney, Australia. The site that i’ve selected uses an awful lot of javascript, so the rvest package won’t be enough in … Continue reading →

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Plotting Driving Routes and Rental Data for Houston | gepaf, gmap, plotly, Leaflet

October 25, 2016
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Plotting Driving Routes and Rental Data for Houston | gepaf, gmap, plotly, Leaflet

I started with a new script to scrape rental data for Houston, and i’m curious to see if i could not only plot the posts and the rentals, but also a cluster plot using Leaflet. I’m also eager to try … Continue reading →

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Interactive Map of Singapore Rentals | rvest, stringr, leaflet, gmailr

August 13, 2016
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Interactive Map of Singapore Rentals | rvest, stringr, leaflet, gmailr

Decided to have a go at plotting another interactive map, this time using fresh data involving room rentals in Singapore. I’ve gone about extracting the data in the same way as i normally do, the only difference being that i’ve … Continue reading →

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Generating Interactive Maps | Leaflet

July 17, 2016
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I’ve been trying to figure out how to generate interactive maps using R, and so naturally i’ve ended up spending an unhealthy amount of time scouring the web looking for a reasonably simple way of getting that done. Finally, I … Continue reading →

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Scraping and Plotting Minneapolis Property Prices | RSelenium, ggmap, ggplots

June 8, 2016
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Scraping and Plotting Minneapolis Property Prices | RSelenium, ggmap, ggplots

I recall having once scraped data from a Malaysian property site so that I may be able to plot the monthly rental rates for a specific neighborhood in Selangor. This time I thought it might be interesting to try and … Continue reading →

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Swedish Real Estate Prices | rvest, RSelenium, ggplot2

March 30, 2016
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Swedish Real Estate Prices | rvest, RSelenium, ggplot2

Finally got myself an internet connection at home, so i can start with another scraping project. This time i thought it would be nice to try a non-English site that also has coordinate data in each post. Settled on a … Continue reading →

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Navigating & Scraping a Job Site | rvest & RSelenium

February 13, 2016
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One of my family members gave me an idea to perhaps try scraping data from a job site, and arranging the data in a way that can then easily be filtered and checked using a spreadsheet. I’m actually a little … Continue reading →

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Manhattan Rental Rates | Plotting Rental and Spatial Data

January 30, 2016
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Manhattan Rental Rates | Plotting Rental and Spatial Data

I came across this post written by a James Cheshire that introduces people to the topic of spatial data using R. I don’t know a single thing of using spatial information so i thought i should give it a shot. … Continue reading →

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Plotting Twitter Data

January 1, 2016
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Plotting Twitter Data

I’ve only just come to realize some social media sites allow you to download your entire historical activity in one large data file. I don’t know about other sites, but i’m aware that twitter does give you the option to download … Continue reading →

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Exploring New and Used Car Data in Malaysia

December 17, 2015
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Exploring New and Used Car Data in Malaysia

I came across a local website where individuals/dealers in Malaysia can post information on used and new cars that they are selling. Why i, in particular, would browse such a site might dumbfound some people (those who personally know me would … Continue reading →

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