web sracping using R

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I'm trying to scrap all the packages from cran all packages page: https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/available_packages_by_name.html
Can someone please help me out with the code. Thank you
Nov 21, 2018 in Data Analytics by Ali
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Hey @Ali, You can use the rvest package to do the same.

You can try this:

library(purrr)
library(rvest)
library(xml2)
url_base <- "https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/available_packages_by_name.html"
map_df(1:1, function(i){
page <- read_html(sprintf(url_base,i))
data.frame(IssueID = html_text(html_nodes(page,"a")))
    }) -> packages
answered Nov 21, 2018 by Kalgi
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