SUMMARY: The purpose of this project is to practice web scraping by gathering specific pieces of information from a website. The web scraping code was written in R and leveraged the rvest package.
INTRODUCTION: A demo website, created by Scrapinghub, lists quotes from famous people. It has many endpoints showing the quotes in different ways, and each endpoint presents a different scraping challenge for practicing web scraping. For this Take2 iteration, the R script attempts to follow the links to the author page and scrape the author information.
Starting URLs: http://quotes.toscrape.com/
The source code and JSON output can be found here on GitHub.