rvest: R package to scrape web data

Posted to Software  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

Inspired by the Python libraries RoboBrowser and BeautifulSoup, the rvest package by Hadley Wickham helps you scrape web data via R in a similar way.

Parse tables into data frames, navigate around a website, and of course, extract bits from a page. I’ll stick to BeautifulSoup, but I’m saving this for later. I’m sure it’ll come in handy sooner rather than later.

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