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htmltab v.0.6.0

July 23, 2015
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htmltab v.0.6.0

The next version of the htmltab package has just been released on CRAN and GitHub. The goal behind htmltab is to make the collection of structured information from HTML tables as easy and painless as possible (read about the package here and here). The most recent update got rid of many smaller bug fixes, inconsistencies and brings significant internal...

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htmltab: Next version and CRAN release

January 16, 2015
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htmltab: Next version and CRAN release

About a month ago, I announced the release of the htmltable package. In the meantime a lot has happened. Years have changed and the –presumably formidable– htmlTable package has been released on CRAN. So much for my beloved package name. Since I need a new one, let's find something shorter, more googleable ... how about ... htmltab? htmltab it...

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Hassle-free data from HTML tables with the htmltable package

December 15, 2014
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HTML tables are a standard way to display tabular information online. Getting HTML table data into R is fairly straightforward with the readHTMLTable() function of the XML package. But tables on the web are primarily designed for displaying and consuming data, not for analytical purposes. Peculiar design choices for HTML tables are therefore frequently made which tend to produce...

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