Check if a website permits web scraping - R

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How to check if a website doesn't allow web scraping in R? I can scrape most of the webpages but are we permitted to scrape any webpages just like that?
Sep 17 in Data Analytics by vinutha
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Vinutha, While doing web scraping its necessary to check if the website permits users to perform web scraping. 

This can be checked by using paths_allowed( ) in robotstxt package.

paths_allowed( ) function returns TRUE or FALSE depending on whether the website permits the user to scrape or not.

For example - Edureka website - 

> paths_allowed("https://www.edureka.co/community/?sort=recent")
[1]  FALSE

Technically websites that return FALSE are not supposed to be scaped, but users can still scrape which are not permitted.

answered Sep 17 by aditya

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