Week 8

Web scraping part II

Monday, Feb 24

Learning objectives

  • Understand how JavaScript impacts rvest
  • Work with Chrome developer tools
  • Best practices and web scraping ethics

Materials


Web APIs

Wednesday, Feb 26

Learning objectives

  • Understand a URL’s structure
  • URL encoding
  • HTTP methods
  • Working with web APIs

Materials


Lab 8

Friday, Feb 28

GitHub

Learning objectives

  • HTML terminology
  • CSS selectors
  • Implement core rvest functions to scrape HTML websites
  • Getting data from APIs

Materials


Exercise of the week

No exercise this week. Prepare for Exam 1 by exploring the data.

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