splashr: Tools to Work with the 'Splash' JavaScript Rendering Service

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'Splash' https://github.com/scrapinghub/splash is a 'JavaScript' rendering service. It’s a lightweight web browser with an 'HTTP' API, implemented in 'Python' using 'Twisted' and 'QT' and provides some of the core functionality of the 'RSelenium' or 'seleniumPipes' R pacakges in a lightweight footprint.


Some of 'Splash' features include the ability to process multiple webpages in parallel; retrieving 'HTML' results and/or take screenshots; disabling images or use 'Adblock Plus' rules to make rendering faster; executing custom 'JavaScript' in page context; getting detailed rendering info in 'HAR' format.


Bob Rudis (bob@rud.is)

splashr documentation built on May 2, 2019, 2:22 p.m.