Web Scraping Workshop Introduction

Introduction This presentation is designed to give a cursory overview of the methods involved in extracting data from the web. Web scraping, also known as web crawling or web harvesting, is a technique used to obtain information from a website that is not available in a downloadable form. This is a topic that is unlike any that we have covered so far it in that it requires the use of tools outside of R and R studio and also requires a cursory knowledge of how information on the web is stored.