I've been trying to use this guide (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GayFRUUtHj4&t=189s) to scrap data from a football betting site (see link in code). I want to get the statistics table for this match. I have tried the previous guide and this is what i have so far:
url <- ("https://www.sofascore.com/south-africa-germany/REjsLgB")
connection <- ("stats_Southafrica_Germany.js")
writeLines(sprintf("var page = required('webpage).create();
console.log(page.content); //page source
})", url), con=connection)
system_input <- "/Users/------/Documents/phantomjs/bin stats_Southafrica_Germany.js> stats_Southafrica_Germany.html"
html <- "stats_Southafrica_Germany.html"
pg <- read_html(html)
pg %>%html_nodes(xpath="//*[contains(concat( " ", @class, " " ), concat( " ", "stat-home", " " ))]")%>% html_text()
I think i am not doing the node path thingey (html_nodes(xpath=...) incorrectly, but unsure tbh. to get the xpath= i got a chrome addon which showed xpaths when you selected items on the page, is this were i went wrong? The error is this:
Error: unexpected string constant in "pg %>%html_nodes(xpath="//*[contains(concat( " ", @class, ""
For the final line of code I copied. Can anyone help change my code and help me understand what I did wrong in a clear way?