Read data in R

Example 7.13: Read a file with two lines per observation

September 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

In example 7.6 we showed how to retrieve the Amazon sales rank of a book. A cron job on one of our machines grabs the sales rank hourly. We’d like to use this data to satisfy our curiosity about when and how often a book sells. A complication is that ...
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Example 7.6: Find Amazon sales rank for a book

July 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

In honor of Amazon's official release date for the book, we offer this blog entry.Both SAS and R can be used to find the Amazon Sales Rank for a book by downloading the desired web page and ferreting out the appropriate line. This code is likely to br...
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