It's Not Just for Stats: Web Mining in R

These are the slides from a talk I gave to the Manchester R user group on the 6th of May, 2014.

I discussed what web mining(or web scraping) is and the advantages of using R to do it. Then I provided a toolkit of R functions for Web mining before giving two examples of using web mining for practical uses:

  1. Downloading multiple files from a website
  2. A mash-up of data from a number of sources to find out the best places to apply for a new job in academia!