IMDB + ggvis, a happy couple

IMDB + ggvis, a happy couple

Two weeks ago we showed how to scrap data from IMDB database with the use of rvest package. Last week we showed a shiny application, that compares ratings from two selected groups of users. Today we are going to finish the IMDB trilogy. This time I am going to show how to create an ggvis plot based on IMDB data.

You should not watch these movies with your wife / girl

You should not watch these movies with your wife / girl

Last week’s post showed how to download data on ratings of over 200 television series. The rating was broken down by gender and age of the user. The application presented below allows for selection of any two age/gender groups of users and comparison of their ratings…

R, rvest and web-harvesting

R, rvest and web-harvesting

Data harvested from the web pages is a source of interesting information. Pulling data used to require quite a lot of resilience and misshapen Perl scripts struggling with messy sources of web pages. Today’s web pages more and more frequently comply meet the standards. There are also more and more civilized tools for parsing websites.