Slightly Advanced rvest with Help from htmltools + XML + pipeR

November 26, 2014
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(This article was first published on Timely Portfolio, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

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 yearn.  The code grabs css information running the fancy new site cssstats.com on my blog site.  With the background colors, it makes and labels some

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