Web Scraping for Beginners with : Python | Scrapy| BS4
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Web Scraping for Beginners with : Python | Scrapy| BS4

Learn how to extract data from websites using : Python | Scrapy and BeautifulSoup
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Last updated 1/2019
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What you'll learn
  • Install python virtual environment
  • Activate virtual environment
  • Update python and pip
  • Install BeautifulSoup
  • Install Scrapy
  • Inspect elements from a webpage
  • Prototype web scraping script with python interactive shell
  • Build a web scraping script with BeautifulSoup and Python
  • Run web scraping script
  • Save scraped (extracted) data to file
  • Create a Scrapy project
  • Create a Scrapy spider to crawl website and scrape data
  • Scrape data from a webpage using Scrapy shell
  • Run spider to scrape data from a website
  • Save output of scraped data using Scrapy to file
Course content
Expand all 43 lectures 03:57:03
+ Getting Started
8 lectures 35:52
What is Web Scraping
Tools for web scraping
How the internet works
What is HTTP
What are text editors
What we will scrape
Inspecting Elements
+ Installing required software
6 lectures 32:15
Installing Visual Studio Code
Updating Python and Pip
Installing virtual environment
Creating and activating a virtual environment
Installing BeautifulSoup
Installing Scrapy
+ Basic Web Scraping using BeautifulSoup and Python
8 lectures 55:20
Building a web scraping script - part 1
Building a web scraping script - part 2
Prototyping the script : part 1
Prototyping the script : part 2
Prototyping the script : part 3
Prototyping the script : part 4
Prototyping the script : part 5
Testing |Running |Saving Scraped data to file
+ Basic Web Scraping using Scrapy and Python
8 lectures 58:07
Creating a Scrapy project
Components of a Scrapy Project
Scrapy Architecture
Creating a Spider : part 1
Creating a Spider : part 2
Scraping data with scrapy shell : Part 1
Scraping data with scrapy shell : Part 2
Running the spider and saving scraped data
+ HTML Quick Refresher
13 lectures 55:29
Nesting elements
HTML Documents
HTML Element Hierarchy
Empty HTML elements
HTML Attributes
HTML Id attribute
HTML Heading element
HTML Div element
  • Basic understanding of HTML
  • Basic understanding of CSS
  • Basic understanding of Python
  • Basic understanding of using command prompt | terminal
  • Basic understanding of a text editor

Web scraping is  the  process of automatically downloading a web page's data and extracting specific information from it.

The extracted information can be stored in a database or as various file types.

   Basic Scraping Rules:

  •      Always check a website's Terms and Conditions before you scrape it to avoid legal issues.

  •      Do not request data from a website too aggressively (spamming) with your program as this may break the website.

  •     The layout of a website may change from time to time ,so make sure your code adapts to it when it does.

Popular web scraping tools include BeautifulSoup and Scrapy.

BeautifulSoup  is a python library for pulling data (parsing) out of HTML and XML files.

Scrapy is a free open source application framework used for crawling web sites and extracting structured data

which can be used for a variety of things like data mining,research ,information process or historical archival.   

Web scraping software tools may access the World Wide Web directly using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, or through a web browser. While web scraping can be done manually by a software user, the term typically refers to automated processes implemented using a bot or web crawler. It is a form of copying, in which specific data is gathered and copied from the web, typically into a central local database or spreadsheet, for later retrieval or analysis.

Scraping a web page involves fetching it and extracting from it.  Fetching is the downloading of a page (which a browser does when you view the page).  to fetch pages for later processing. Once fetched, then extraction can take place. The content of a page may be parsed, searched, reformatted, its data copied into a spreadsheet, and so on. Web scrapers typically take something out of a page, to make use of it for another purpose somewhere else. An example would be to find and copy names and phone numbers, or companies and their URLs, to a list (contact scraping).

Web scraping is used for contact scraping, and as a component of applications used for web indexing, web mining and data mining, online price change monitoring and price comparison, product review scraping (to watch the competition), gathering real estate listings, weather data monitoring, website change detection, research, tracking online presence and reputation, web mashup and, web data integration.

Web pages are built using text-based mark-up languages (HTML and XHTML), and frequently contain a wealth of useful data in text form. . A web scraper is an Application Programming Interface (API) to extract data from a web site. Companies like Amazon AWS and Google provide web scraping tools, services and public data available free of cost to end users.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginners to web scraping
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Database Administrators
  • Internet researchers
  • Entrepreneurs