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R Data Analysis Cookbook - Second Edition by Kuntal Ganguly

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How to do it...

In this recipe, we see how to get data from the console and how R scripts are used.

  1. Download information about Meetup groups that satisfy certain criteria. http://www.meetup.com allows you to download data from their Console by filling up fields to define your criteria. Alternately, you can also construct a suitable URL to directly get the data. The former approach has some limitations when downloading large volumes of data.
  2. In this recipe, we first show you how to get data from the console. We then show you how to use R scripts that use URLs for larger data volumes. We will first get a list of groups. Use your browser to visit http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/. Click on Console and then click on the first link under v2 groups ...

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