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R: Recipes for Analysis, Visualization and Machine Learning by Chiu Yu-Wei, Atmajitsinh Gohil, Shanthi Viswanathan, Viswa Viswanathan

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Downloading social network data using public APIs

Social networking websites provide public APIs to enable us to download their data. In this recipe, we cover the process of downloading data from Meetup.com using their public API. You can adapt this basic approach to download data from other websites. In this recipe, we get the data in JSON format and then import it into an R data frame.

Getting ready

In this recipe, you will download data from Meetup.com. To gain access to the data, you need to be a member:

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