Jessica

“I liked the interactive environment on Dataquest. The material was clear and well organized. I spent more time practicing than watching videos and it made me want to keep learning.”

Jessica Ko

Machine Learning Engineer @Twitter

Path overview

In this path, you’ll learn how to use application program interfaces (APIs) and powerful web scraping tools to create truly unique and targeted datasets. You’ll also learn how to automate the process of putting unstructured data into an organized and understandable dataset.
Best of all, you’ll learn by doing — you’ll write code and get feedback directly in the browser. You’ll apply your skills to several guided projects involving realistic business scenarios to build your portfolio and prepare for your next interview.

Key skills

  • Performing queries on external data sources using an API with R
  • Collecting data from the web using a variety of web scraping tools
  • Identifying and overcoming common setbacks in practical data analysis

Path outline

Part 1: APIs and Web Scraping with R [2 courses]

Introduction to APIs in R 3h

Objectives
  • Query external data sources using an API
  • Query using an API with authentication

Introduction to Web Scraping in R 3h

Objectives
  • Scrape data from the web
  • Identify tools for complex web pages

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Go from zero to job-ready

Go from zero to job-ready

Learn exactly what you need to achieve your goal. Don’t waste time on unrelated lessons.

Build your project portfolio

Build your project portfolio

Build confidence with our in-depth projects, and show off your data skills.

Challenge yourself with exercises

Challenge yourself with exercises

Work with real data from day one with interactive lessons and hands-on exercises.

Showcase your path certification

Showcase your path certification

Share the evidence of your hard work with your network and potential employers.

Projects in this path

Guided Project: New York Solar Resource Data

For this project, we’ll step into the role of data analysts to extract solar resource data for New York City using an API, parse the JSON response, and convert it into a dataframe for analysis in R.

Guided Project: Analyzing Movie Ratings

For this project, we’ll step into the role of data analysts to scrape IMDb movie data using R, analyzing ratings and votes to identify trends and build data visualization skills.

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Aaron

Aaron Melton

Business Analyst at Aditi Consulting

“Dataquest starts at the most basic level, so a beginner can understand the concepts. I tried learning to code before, using Codecademy and Coursera. I struggled because I had no background in coding, and I was spending a lot of time Googling. Dataquest helped me actually learn.”

Jessi

Jessica Ko

Machine Learning Engineer at Twitter

“I liked the interactive environment on Dataquest. The material was clear and well organized. I spent more time practicing then watching videos and it made me want to keep learning.”

Victoria

Victoria E. Guzik

Associate Data Scientist at Callisto Media

“I really love learning on Dataquest. I looked into a couple of other options and I found that they were much too handhold-y and fill in the blank relative to Dataquest’s method. The projects on Dataquest were key to getting my job. I doubled my income!”

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