raising awareness of threats to publicly available data; exploring the power dynamics of data creation, sharing, and retention; and teaching ways to make endangered data more accessible and secure

Web Scraping with R

Date & Local Time: 2017-04-18 11:00:00 AM
Location: University of Nebraska at Omaha | Criss Library 232
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-web-scraping-with-r-tickets-33012178314

We often want data in a tidy format. While this often makes for a convenient and human-readable framework, data doesn’t always come nicely formatted especially from the web. This hour-long workshop will provide a quick overview of popular methods for acquiring information/data from the web using R, with a focus on harvesting government data. No prerequisite software is required; a version of RStudio will be provided to participants via a server.

Contact: Jason Heppler