Data Wrangling

Webscraping with R - from messy & unstructured to blisfully tidy

I stopped caring about the estimates that occasionally raid the internet about how much time data scientists spend on data wrangling VS modelling. The answer is: probably a lot and likely more than originally planned (probably indicating here dependency on the state and richness of input data and the intended application for it, ekhem). Still, the right tools can go a long way in achieving the desired result in the time frame that can surprise even the most optimistic of us.