How to extract data from the web using import io
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How to extract data from the web using import io

Alex Gimson (importio evangelist) is going to show you how to extract data from the web using importio
4.3 (377 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
14,655 students enrolled
Created by Alex Gimson
Last updated 5/2015
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Extract data from the web
  • Integrate the data with Google Sheets and Plot.ly
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Requirements
  • Make an account at our website and download the app - www.import.io
Description

*This is a course designed to help you with the legacy application

For help documents relating to the new tool then please check out the help pages on our homepage*

This course is all about web scraping and extracting data from the web without using any code whatsoever. Data is stuck within webpages making it unusable. You can't analyse it and visualise it when it's stuck in a website. By taking this course, I'll show you how to scrape the web to extract this data and use it to make decisions, do analysis and make cool visualisations.

I'm going to show you how to become a data extraction master within an hour without having to have any prior knowledge of coding at all.

  • Learn how to extract data from thousands of pages
  • Learn how to extract data from pages that require clicks to see the data
  • Build a Google sheet with live data inside it
  • Discover cool visualisation tools

This series will tell you all you need to know about doing data extraction

Having taught web scraping and data extraction around the world, I have now decided to upload the ultimate online course. I have been extracting data from the web for years and have never come across an easier tool to use than import. Join in the footsteps of the biggest companies in the world and learn techniques in data extraction and manipulation.

Whether your technical or just starting out, this is the course for you. Within an hour, you will be able to extract, analyse and manipulate data from the web.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is perfect for anyone with an interest in data
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Curriculum For This Course
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An introduction to data extraction - Crawlers and Connectors
4 Lectures 31:31

Alex Gimson gives you a brief introduction into web data extraction - why we do it, how to do it and what tools we'll using to do it

An introduction to data extraction
04:08

In this lecture, we're looking at extracting data from a single page. The first with import.io Magic (a tool that requires no user interaction) and the second with the Extractor that allows you to create fully customisable APIs

Extracting data from a single page
08:58

If you are wanting to extract data from hundreds of pages then look no further than this lecture. Using the import.io Crawler, you can extract data from hundreds of thousands of pages in a matter of minutes - find out how in this lecture!

Extracting data from hundreds of pages
10:18

Sometimes pages require interactions (such as searches and clicks) to display the data that you need. To get this data out of the website, you need to use the import.io Connector. Find out how here

Extracting data that requires page interaction (clicks etc.)
08:07
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The Import.io My Data page and datasets
2 Lectures 07:09

The My Data page is the central hub for all of your APIs. In this lecture, we'll be looking at some of the advanced functionality of this page as well as an in depth look into what it is.

The import.io My Data page
03:11

Today we're looking at the import.io Data Set page. We look at the functionality of the Data Set page as well as looking at the download and social sharing options for your APIs

The import.io Data Set page
03:58
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Integrating your data and the advanced Crawler settings
3 Lectures 13:55

Today we're looking at integrating your data into Google Sheets. This will allow you see live updated data in a Google Sheet that can be refreshed and analysed here.

Integrating your data with Google Sheets
03:41

In this, the second of our integration lectures, we're looking at integrating your data into Plot.ly. Plot.ly is a data visualisation and graphing tool. We can now get the data into Plot.ly with a single click and I'll show you how in this lecture.

Plot.ly integration
02:04

In this final lecture, we'll be looking at how to hone your Crawler. import.io allows you to fully customise your Crawler parameters giving you the ability to make a quick and efficient Crawler. Find out how here!

Advanced Crawler settings
08:10
About the Instructor
Alex Gimson
4.3 Average rating
377 Reviews
14,655 Students
1 Course

My name is Alex Gimson and I'm an evangelist at import. I started life as a music lecturer before moving into data. I have been in the data scene for many years now starting off at a big data music company before moving over to importio. I know all there is to know about using the tool to get data. I have spoken about importio at a number of events including NICAR, the Internet of Things conference in London as well as various meetup groups around London and San Francisco.