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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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Navigating & Scraping a Job Site | rvest & RSelenium

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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Web Scraping: The Sequel | Propwall.my

November 13, 2015
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Web Scraping: The Sequel | Propwall.my

Alright. Time to take another shot at web scraping. My attempt at scraping data off iBilik.my left me a little frustrated because of how long it took, and also at how i couldn’t get much information because of all the duplicated … Continue reading →

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Eroding Commitment

September 27, 2015
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Eroding Commitment

There’s an old saying that goes: “If you dream and want something hard enough, but have no commitment….then you’re probably full of shit”. After having finished the Getting and Cleaning Data course on Coursera, I haven’t typed a single line of R … Continue reading →

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Summarizing/Exploring Global Wealth Data

July 5, 2015
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Summarizing/Exploring Global Wealth Data

Alright. Time to take a crack at another data set, and see if i can hone some of those data cleaning skills that i’ve just learned on Coursera. The data sets I’m using are from the World Bank’s Changing Wealth of … Continue reading →

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Summarizing Development Funds Data

June 17, 2015
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Summarizing Development Funds Data

Still going through the Getting and Cleaning Data course on Coursera while also enrolling in the Data Manipulation using dplyr course on DataCamp. That said, i guess working on a teeny data exploration task on actual raw data would help in remembering all these new … Continue reading →

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