R packages for scraping data from the web

Come out to our first event in 2019 on January 23 from 5:30-7pm!

We will discuss really useful R packages that can be used to scrape data from the web by walking through some vignettes and tutorials. We plan to focus on rvest. From the CRAN website it says “rvest helps you scrape information from web pages. It is designed to work with magrittr to make it easy to express common web scraping tasks, inspired by libraries like beautifulsoup.” If you don’t know what any of that means, no worries! We’ll explain the basics and hopefully get you off and running towards scraping data for your own projects!

Visit our Meetup page for more details and to RSVP.

Details on the event:

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Time: 5:30-7pm

Location: Allovue

Address: 301 W 29th St, Baltimore, MD 21211 (Room 2003, on the second floor at the end of the hall)

Details on parking: Parking is available at R House as well as across the street at the police station or in Remington Row’s Garage (entrance on 28th Street, that is paid parking though).

Speakers: Coming soon!

Host: Stephanie Hicks and Margaret Taub