[R] using R for accessing web site data -

zubin binabina at bellsouth.net
Sun Sep 14 23:55:37 CEST 2008

Hello, what's the most efficient way of using R to automate a data 
collection task i have:

-Login into a web site using my ID and PWD
-submit a query within the site using the search form after login
-extract the result of the search data into R so i can cleanse and use 
for analysis

kind of like a web scraping task, but like to do this in R.   I checked 
out RCurl, this seems very low level?

This leads to using R to perform mashups of various sites for data 


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