Python for Web Scraping

Chicago, 29 E Madison St.
Python for Web Scraping
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  • Art Yudin
    Instructor
  • Python
    Categories
  • Beginner
    Skill Level

ABOUT THE COURSE

Web Scraping is a method for extracting textual characters from websites so that they could be analyzed. Web scraping is sort of content mining, which means that you collect useful information from websites, including quotes, prices, news company info, etc. This method for gathering data is direct, either through looking at websites' html code or visual abstraction techniques using Python programming language.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS COURSE

We start workshop by exploring different methods to gather data from Web. We go through the whole process of gathering, storing and analyzing data. For our examples we use real-life financial quotes and Annual reports 10-K. During the course we learn how to use numerous Python libraries - Urllib, Requests, Wget, BeautifulSoup 4.0, SSL, PDFminer3k, Twitter and others.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN

  • How to use Urllib and Requests
  • BeautifulSoup Python Library.
  • How to use Selenium Library
  • How to automate Chrome browser
  • How to deal with JS and AJAX
  • Read and analyze PDF files
  • Scrape Amazon and compare prices

Things To Remember

  • Please bring your own laptop to class.
  • We will help you to install all the programs you need in class.
  • If you withdraw one day before the course start date, any deposit paid will be refunded in full.
  • If you cannot attend classes for which you were charged, you could join next cohort and make up the missed classes.