rvest (version 0.3.2)

html_table: Parse an html table into a data frame.

Description

Parse an html table into a data frame.

Usage

html_table(x, header = NA, trim = TRUE, fill = FALSE, dec = ".")

Arguments

x

A node, node set or document.

header

Use first row as header? If NA, will use first row if it consists of <th> tags.

trim

Remove leading and trailing whitespace within each cell?

fill

If TRUE, automatically fill rows with fewer than the maximum number of columns with NAs.

dec

The character used as decimal mark.

Assumptions

html_table currently makes a few assumptions:

  • No cells span multiple rows

  • Headers are in the first row

Examples

# NOT RUN {
tdist <- read_html("http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student%27s_t-distribution")
tdist %>%
  html_node("table.infobox") %>%
  html_table(header = FALSE)

births <- read_html("https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/numberUSbirths.html")
html_table(html_nodes(births, "table")[[2]])

# If the table is badly formed, and has different number of rows in
# each column use fill = TRUE. Here's it's due to incorrect colspan
# specification.
skiing <- read_html("http://data.fis-ski.com/dynamic/results.html?sector=CC&raceid=22395")
skiing %>%
  html_table(fill = TRUE)
# }