scraping_games_euro {BAwiR}R Documentation

Euroleague and Eurocup player game finder data

Description

This function allows us to get all the player game finder data for all the desired Euroleague and Eurocup seasons available from https://www.euroleague.net/main/results/ and https://www.eurocupbasketball.com/eurocup/games/results/, respectively.

Usage

scraping_games_euro(competition, nums, year, verbose = TRUE,
                    r_user = "guillermo.vinue@uv.es")

Arguments

competition

String. Options are "Euroleague" and "Eurocup".

nums

Numbers corresponding to the website from which scraping.

year

Year when the season starts. 2017 refers to 2017-2018 and so on.

verbose

Should R report information on progress? Default TRUE.

r_user

Email to identify the user when doing web scraping. This is a polite way to do web scraping and to certify that the user is working as transparently as possible with a research purpose.

Details

See the examples in get_games_rosters to see the game numbers to scrape in each season.

Value

A data frame with the player game finder data.

Note

In addition to use the email address to stay identifiable, the function also contains two headers regarding the R platform and version used.

Furthermore, in the robots.txt file located at https://www.euroleague.net/robots.txt and https://www.eurocupbasketball.com/robots.txt there is the Crawl-delay field which asks crawlers to pause between requests for 15 seconds. This is done by adding to the function the command Sys.sleep(15).

Author(s)

Guillermo Vinue

See Also

do_scraping_games

Examples

## Not run: 
# Not needed to scrape every time the package is checked, built and installed.
# It takes 15 seconds as it is required in https://www.euroleague.net/robots.txt
df1 <- do_scraping_games(competition = "Euroleague", nums = 1:2, 
                         year = "2017", verbose = TRUE, r_user = 
                         "guillermo.vinue@uv.es")

## End(Not run)


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