scraping_rosters_euro {BAwiR}R Documentation

Euroleague and Eurocup players' profile

Description

This function allows us to obtain the basic information of each Euroleague/Eurocup player, including his birth date. Then, we will be able to compute the age that each player had in the date that he played each game. The websites used to collect information are https://www.euroleague.net and https://www.eurocupbasketball.com.

Usage

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

Arguments

competition

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

pcode

Code corresponding to the player's website to scrape.

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 user 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.

Value

Data frame with seven columns:

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_rosters

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
df_bio <- scraping_rosters_euro("Euroleague", "005791", "2017", verbose = TRUE,
                                 r_user = "guillermo.vinue@uv.es")

## End(Not run)


[Package BAwiR version 1.2.6 Index]