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How to Build a Dataset in R using an RSS feed or Web page

April 22, 2011
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How to Build a Dataset in R using an RSS feed or Web page

I recently wanted to build a dataset from content in an RSS feed - the feed of crimes in Newark provided by SpotCrime.  (They have feeds for lots of US cities, but I just wanted Newark.  Please read their Terms of Service before using this co...

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How to Source an R script automatically on a Mac using Automator and iCal

April 20, 2011
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How to Source an R script automatically on a Mac using Automator and iCal

I wrote an R script that pulled data from an RSS feed.  The RSS feed updated frequently, so I wanted to be able to schedule the script to run automatically.  After some tinkering, I got it to work by implementing the steps below.  Note t...

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