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WEBINAR: Interacting with Web Data using R: Web APIs and Web Scraping (including RSelenium)
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This webinar will demonstrate working with an API from R to extract information from healthdata.gov. Spencer Lourens from Indiana University will also demonstrate scraping static web content using the rvest package, and also how to scrape static content by driving a web browser using RSelenium.

4/22/2019
When: Monday, April 22, 2019
From 1 - 2:30 pm ET
Where: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8873198872032743939
United States
Contact: Catherine Tong

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Description

Scientists who use data to gain insight for their operational or research interests often need to extract data from web pages or APIs from time to time. While this process can be completed manually, it can take orders of magnitude longer to complete without automation/scripting techniques, especially if a task becomes routine and must be executed on a recurring basis. This webinar will demonstrate working with an API from R to extract information from healthdata.gov. We will also demonstrate scraping static web content using the rvest package, and also how to scrape static content by driving a web browser using RSelenium. Real time demos navigating the websites we scrape will be given, and resources for learning how to navigate a website’s structure (document object model, DOM) using CSS and Xpath will be provided.

Presenter

Spencer George Lourens, PhD is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Fairbanks School of Public Health and the Director of the BS in Health Data Science within the Department of Biostatistics. You may access his Public Health profile at Public Health.

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