BeautifulSoup uses a parser to take in the content of a webpage. It provides tree traversal and advanced searching methods. It creates an object from the website contents.
# This line of code creates a BeautifulSoup object from a webpage:soup = BeautifulSoup(webpage.content, "html.parser")# Within the `soup` object, tags can be called by name:first_div = soup.div# or by CSS selector:all_elements_of_header_class = soup.select(".header")# or by a call to `.find_all`:all_p_elements = soup.find_all("p")
BeautifulSoup is a Python library used to parse and traverse an HTML page. Beautiful Soup can scrape webpage data and collect it in a form suitable for data analytics.