parsel: Parallel Dynamic Web-Scraping Using 'RSelenium'

A system to increase the efficiency of dynamic web-scraping with 'RSelenium' by leveraging parallel processing. You provide a function wrapper for your 'RSelenium' scraping routine with a set of inputs, and 'parsel' runs it in several browser instances. Chunked input processing as well as error catching and logging ensures seamless execution and minimal data loss, even when unforeseen 'RSelenium' errors occur. You can additionally build safe scraping functions with minimal coding by utilizing constructor functions that act as wrappers around 'RSelenium' methods.

Version: 0.3.0
Imports: parallel (≥ 3.6.2), RSelenium, lubridate (≥ 1.7.9), utils (≥ 2.10.1), methods (≥ 3.3.1), purrr (≥ 0.3.4), rlang
Suggests: rmarkdown, knitr, testthat (≥ 3.0.0), covr (≥ 3.5.1)
Published: 2023-02-22
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.parsel
Author: Till Tietz [cre, aut]
Maintainer: Till Tietz <ttietz2014 at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: parsel results


Reference manual: parsel.pdf


Package source: parsel_0.3.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): parsel_0.3.0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): parsel_0.3.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): parsel_0.3.0.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): parsel_0.3.0.tgz
Old sources: parsel archive


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