Full course description
Term: Fall 2022
Date: November 17th, 2022
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00p
Location: Torgerson 3310 & Online through Zoom
Instructor: Nathaniel Porter
Presented By: University Libraries (LIB)
Programmatic tools like R make web scraping simpler and more transparent, and allow scaling to multiple pages using crawlers. Learn how to automate collection and extraction of data from multiple related webpages with R libraries Rvest and RCrawler and work with the extracted data. Participants need a computer with R and RStudio installed (directions will be sent after registration) as well as basic experience working with data in R and familiarity with XPath (equivalent to Web scraping 101) to fully participate. The workshop is adapted from episode 4 of the Library Carpentry Web Scraping curriculum.