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flxr: An R package for scraping movie data

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This package allows users to easily scrape movie data from the internet. By only supplying a movie title, users can currently retrieve the movie description, director, lead cast, genre, runtime, IMDB user rating, and Metacritic rating. The package can currently be installed using the following code:


Here is an example of flxr in use:

# Get movie director
flx_mov_director("The Godfather")
#> Returning movie director for The Godfather:
#> [1] "Francis Ford Coppola"

The other functions in flxr are:

  • flx_mov_desc()
  • flx_mov_genre()
  • flx_mov_lead_cast()
  • flx_mov_mc_rtg()
  • flx_mov_runtime()
  • flx_mov_user_rtg()

There is also wrapper function, flx_mov_details(), to easily run all flxr functions:

# Get movie information
flx_mov_details("The Godfather")
#> # A tibble: 1 x 8
#>   movie  description          genre director lead_cast runtime user_rating
#>   <chr>  <chr>                <chr> <chr>    <list>      <dbl>       <dbl>
#> 1 The G~ The aging patriarch~ Crime Francis~ <chr [3]>    175.        9.20
#> # ... with 1 more variable: metacritic_rating <dbl>
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