Scraping with R and Selenium

Scraping with R and Selenium

Abstract

Selenium is a set of web tools or a framework that allows us to automate web browser actions. RSelenium is a R package that allows us to use our seperate installation of selenium inside R. Hence, R can literally ‘drive’ our browser, so it can see anything we see when we right click and inspect element in Chrome, Firefox or Safari. I’ll show in this tutorial how Selenium works for targeted extraction. By target extraction I mean when the user knows exactly what and where he wants scrap data.

Date
Event
Workshop at IPEA
Location
Brasilia, Brazil
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Daniel Marcelino
Data/Political Scientist