Retrieving Data from the Internet with R [on Zoom]
Thu, Jun 04, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Number of available spots
Assume, you have a sense of what you can do with data in R. Now, you would be ready to use it – but how to get it? Some data is readily available to download, however, other is not. Some is ‘hidden’ in a deep website structure, other data only exists as webpages or only has API access.
In this workshop we show you how to easily access Statistics Canada, US census and Eurostat data. We will also use webscraping to collect data from a website and use an API to access data in R.
Prerequisites: Knowledge from workshop “Introduction to Data Science with R” or equivalent.
To participate, please register below. Shortly before the event starts, you will receive a Zoom link for the workshop.
The workshop will take about 2 hours with a short break in-between. The instructor is Tim Elrick.
If you are a McGill student, faculty or staff member, please use your McGill e-mail address.