Workshop: Acquiring data from the internet in R

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 10:30to12:30

Workshop Overview: The internet is full of data that you can use for your analysis. As part of our data life cycle series, we will introduce you to efficiently retrieve data from the internet. We will look into downloading files, using APIs, web-scraping, and downloading feeds.

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

    · Introductory knowledge of R, e.g. from Introduction to programming in R, or McGill R summer camp.
    · Install R and RStudio on your computer. You can find installation instructions here. Please contact us (cdsi.science [at] mcgill.ca) if you are having trouble with installation.
    · You need to bring your own laptop for this workshop. Contact us if you would like to attend but it's impossible for you to bring a laptop.

Location: HYBRID. Online via Zoom, or in-person at Burnside Hall room 1104 (11th floor).
Instructor: Dr. Tim Elrick, Faculty Lecturer in the Faculty of Science.

Registration: Register Here
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