Retrieving data from the internet with R


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Workshop series
Computational and Data Systems Initiative

The internet is full of data that you can use for your analysis. If you want to learn how to efficiently retrieve data, this is your workshop. We will discuss downloading files, using APIs, web scraping, and downloading feeds.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to
> use an API
> understand webscraping (i.e. how to download data from a website)
> understand how to work with RSS feeds

Pre-requisites? Basic knowledge of R, such as workshops Introduction to data science with R, R summer camp, or equivalent.

Date: Thursday February 17, 2022
Time: 1PM to 3PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Instructor: Tim Elrick, Faculty Lecturer, Department of Geography.

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This workshop is offered for free by the Faculty of Science to the McGill community. Due to the limited amount of spots available, if you sign up for a workshop and don't show up, you will not be allowed to attend another workshop this semester.
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