Learn Web Scraping with Beautiful Soup
Can’t download the data you need? Learn how to pull data right from the page by web scraping with the Python library Beautiful Soup.
Time to completeApprox. 1 hour
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Prerequisites2 coursesWe suggest you complete the following courses before you get started with Learn Web Scraping with Beautiful Soup:
- Learn Python 3
- Learn Data Analysis with Pandas
About this course
Many of your coding projects may require you to pull a bunch of information from an HTML or XML page. This task can be really tedious and boring, that is until you learn how to scrape the web with an HTML Parser! That’s where Beautiful Soup comes in. This Python package allows you to parse HTML and XML pages with ease and pull all sorts of data off the web.
Say you want to pull all of the tweets from your favorite movie star and run some analysis on their word usage — scrape em! Maybe you want to make a digital collage all the images you’ve posted of your dog to Instagram — parse em! And if you want to pull a list of all of your friend’s favorite books from Goodreads — Beautiful Soup em!
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Frequently asked questions about Web Scraping with Beautiful Soup
Web scraping is a way for programmers to learn more about websites and users. Sometimes you’ll find a website that has all the data you need for a project — but you can’t download it. Fortunately, there are tools like Beautiful Soup (which you’ll learn how to use in this course) that let you pull data from a web page in a usable format.