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Getting Data with Beautiful Soup

Always wanted to get some data from the web in a programmatic way? Well, check out my recent post in the Domino Data Blog where I discuss how to get data with the help of Beautiful Soup.

The aim is to show how we can create a script that grabs the pages we are interested in and obtain the information we are after. In the post I cover ho to complete the these steps:

  1. Identify the webpage with the information we need
  2. Download the source code
  3. Identify the elements of the page that hold the information we need
  4. Extract and clean the information
  5. Format and save the data for further analysis

Also published on Medium.

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