Static and Dynamic Web Scraping using R


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:
  • Work with the R language and open source packages for data cleansing and manipulation process.
  • Understand the basic idea of web scraping and its legality.
  • Build a script to parse HTML code and access desired information using Rselenium and rvest.
  • Tidying and exporting scraped data to the desired data type.

The vast amount of information on the internet enables you to get external data to support your next business decision. One of the methods you can use to mine data from the web is Web Scraping. This method allows you to save plenty of time so that you can focus on what matters most in your data science workflow.

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