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Scraping Responsibly with R

Scraping Responsibly with R

I recently wrote a blog post here comparing the number of CRAN downloads an R package gets relative to its number of stars on GitHub. What I didn’t really think about during my analysis was whether or not scraping CRAN was a violation of its Terms and Conditions. I simply copy and pasted some code from R-bloggers that...

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Most Starred R Packages on GitHub

Most Starred R Packages on GitHub

It seems like all the best R packages proudly use GitHub and have a README adorned with badges across the top. The recent Microsoft acquisition of GitHub got me wondering: What proportion of current R packages use GitHub? Or at least refer to it in the URL of the package description. Also, what is the relationship between the number...

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Analyzing Customer Data from Square

Analyzing Customer Data from Square

The Square Data Model Authenticating Pulling Transaction Data Spend by Customer Group Issues with the APIsCannot Request Specific Fields Cannot Update Customer Groups Programmatically Customer ID Not On Transactions The Square Data Model Whether you own your own business or consult for a business using Square to capture payment data, Square can offer some amazing opportunities to gain insights by leveraging their Connect v1 & v2 APIs....

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