RSelenium Tutorial

Introduction to RSelenium

This tutorial is meant as an introduction to RSelenium for webscraping. If you’ve come across a website you can’t figure out how to scrape – typically because the normal downloading of HTML doesn’t produce what you want – RSelenium is more often than not your solution.

This tutorial assumes basic knowledge of R, rvest, and tidyverse functionality (specifically, pipes: %>%). However, the usage of these packages in what follows is fairly straightforward in order to cleanly demonstrate the utility of RSelenium.