How to Automatically Retry a Scrape Function

If you do any decent amout of web scraping you’ve probably run into this situation: You have scheduled job set up to collect data from a website on some set interval (say, daily), where the assumption is the website will have updated its data by a certain time. [Read More]
Tags: R, web scraping

Who has Hit the Most Home Runs the Fastest?

I have nine nieces and nephews with another one on the way, so the topic of baby names has been floating around pretty consistently over the past few months. When people started throwing around potential names I wanted to see how the popularity of those names had trended over time.... [Read More]
Tags: R, tidyverse, dplyr, ggplot2, baseball, shiny

Exploring Trends in Baby Names from Scratch in R

I have nine nieces and nephews with another one on the way, so the topic of baby names has been floating around pretty consistently over the past few months. When people started throwing around potential names I wanted to see how the popularity of those names had trended over time.... [Read More]
Tags: R, dplyr, ggplot2, baby names