Title: Scraping Data From Websites

MIGUEL TANNOUS

MIGUEL TANNOUS

Target Audience: All skill levels

We all know that nowadays the information that we can find on the internet is limitless. Some of them are freely provided by an API, in other cases you can access to the API by a subscription and vow that you are not going to do anything that they don’t want with the data typically public APIs provide their information through the JSON or XML format. But, in some other cases, we don’t have an API at all, which this make the job of getting the data a little bit harder. Here is when the scaping part comes. There are different ways that we can scrape data from a website, throughout the process we will take care not to overburden the website and not scrape anything forbidden by the web server. We are going to use a public library for python called “Beautiful Soup”, this is a really good tool when we want to take some information from a site. With this we also are going to mention how can we store this data into a CSV and Json file.

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