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Workshop: Web Scraping with R

Workshop/ Training/ Webinar

  • Date

    02 Mar 2023

  • Organiser


  • Time

    14:30 - 17:00

  • Venue

    Online via MS Teams  


Date: 2 Mar 2023 (Thu)

Time: 14:30 - 17:00

Venue: Online via MS Teams

Target Audience: All Students

Medium of Instruction: English

Pre-requisite: Basic R programming skill


Course Description:

  • Understand the process of extracting data which is presented in a web page and then converting the data into a structured format data in R for further analysis

  • Get hands-on experience on web scraping with RStudio

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to web scraping
  2. Procedure of web scraping
    1. Find a web page that you want to scrape
    2. Extract desired components from the web page
    3. Convert the extracted data to a data frame in R
    4. Export your data to external files such as csv and excel
  3. Demonstration on web scraping of popular web pages by R language
  4. Practical coursework throughout the workshop   


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