An R wrapper for the quickscrape web scraping tool.
node.js 0.8 or later installed to run quickscraper. You can get it
In R, run:
if(!require(devtools)) install.packge("devtools") library(devtools) install_github("noamross/quickscraper")
When first loaded,
quickscraper will ask to install its node module dependencies.
These are not bundled with the package because they contain system-specific
binaries which would not be allowed on CRAN, but by using the node package
manager after the R package install, the correct ones can be selected and
The node-wrapping and dependency-checking components of this package (In
will eventually be extracted into a separate package of utilties for wrapping
arbitrary node modules.
Usage is currently very basic, as the
quickscrape API is still evolving.
scrape() scrapes information from a url or a set or URLs,
saving the results to disk or returning them to R in the form of a list.
?scrape for more details and options.
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