Workshop: Web Scraping with R

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.

University of Nebraska at Omaha | Apr 18, 2017


Greetings! My name is Jason Heppler. I am a Digital Engagement Librarian and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a scholar of the twentieth-century United States. I often write here about the history of the North American West, technology, the environment, politics, culture, and coffee. You can follow me on Twitter, or learn more about me.