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Beautiful Soup Object and Methods

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")

Beautiful Soup Traversal

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.