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Social Science and Public Policy

An Introduction to Webscraping using R

October 3, 2019 at 12:00pm4:00pm EDT

Eggers Hall, 346 (Moynihan Lab)

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Have you ever wanted to get a list of phone numbers and emails from a website into a spreadsheet? Or quickly compile titles and review scores for a list of books or movies? This hands-on workshop will provide you with the basic tools for automatically scraping website content to quickly achieve such tasks using the rvest R package.
Requirements: No prior experience in R or web-scraping required. As the workshop will cover a lot of material and involve writing code, participants need to be adventurous.

Using your own laptop?
Please join us 30 min early for installation troubleshooting!

Workshop led by Dr. Sebastian Karcher, Associate Director of QDR

Registration required. Please email Yurie Yu, CQMI Office Coordinator at

This event was published on September 17, 2019.

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