308 search results for "Web Scraping"

Materials for NYU Shortcourse “Data Science and Social Science”

January 27, 2016
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Pablo Barberá, Dan Cervone, and I prepared a short course at New York University on Data Science and Social Science, sponsored by several institutes at NYU. The course was intended as an introduction to R and basic data science tasks, including data visualization, social network analysis, textual analysis, web scraping, and APIs. The workshop is geared… Continue reading →

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Old is New: XML and rvest

May 22, 2015
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Huh… I didn’t realize just how similar rvest was to XML until I did a bit of digging. After my wonderful experience using dplyr and tidyr recently, I decided to revisit some of my old RUNNING code and see if it could use an upgrade by swapping out the XML dependency with rvest. Ultra Signup:...

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Digital Data Collection course

March 20, 2015
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Another year, another web scraping course. Taught through SSRMC at the University of Cambridge. Below are slides from all three sessions.In the course I tried to achieve the following:- Show how to connect R to resources online- Use loops and functions...

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Getting Data From An Online Source

March 6, 2015
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Getting Data From One Online SourceRobert NorbergHello world. It’s been a long time since I posted anything here on my blog. I’ve been busy getting my Masters degree in statistical computing and I haven’t had much free time to blog. But I’ve writing R code as much as ever. Now, with graduation approaching, I’m job hunting and I thought it would...

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New York Times Article Search API to MongoDB

January 5, 2015
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Motivation Accessing NYT API Extracting and parsing the article body text Writing to MongoDB Pipeline Results Motivation I’ve learned a little about a lot of different corners of the text mining and NLP world over the last few years… which sometimes makes me feel like I know nothing for certain....

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50 years of Christmas at the Windsors

December 19, 2014
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50 years of Christmas at the Windsors

It is that time of year again: Truckloads of lights are dumped into store windows, people scramble to get their Christmas shopping done, and it is becoming increasingly unbearable to listen to the radio. Of course, the most important element of the season is still ahead of us – all across the Commonwealth people are eagerly awating the Queen's...

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Slightly Advanced rvest with Help from htmltools + XML + pipeR

November 26, 2014
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Hadley Wickham’s post “rvest: easy web scraping with R” introduces the fine new package rvest very well.  For those now yearning a slightly more advanced example with a little help from pipeR + htmltools + XML, I thought this might fill your yea...

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A bioinformatics walk-through: Accessing protein-protein interaction interfaces for all known protein structures with PDBe PISA

September 28, 2014
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A bioinformatics walk-through: Accessing protein-protein interaction interfaces for all known protein structures with PDBe PISA

If this summer’s posting became a little infrequent, part of the blame lies with computational research I’ve been working on, regarding the systems biology of chromosomal translocations and the ensuing chimeric proteins at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. A sizeable part of bioinformatics ‘dry lab’ work falls into what has been described in the 

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