In this tutorial, I will walk you through the fundamentals of data crawling using BeautifulSoup in Python as you write the code from the scratch.
If you are a data scientist, engineer, analyst, or just a simple guy who collects data as a hobby, you will often need to create your dataset despite the huge amount of datasets over the internet by scratching the messy, spacious, and wild web. To do so, you need to get yourself familiar with what we call web scraping, crawling, or harvesting.
Objective: Using the BeautifulSoup library in Python create a bot that aims to crawl private universities names along with the URL of their home websites in a user-specified country and downloading them as xlsx file.
We will be using the following libraries:
## Required libraries import pandas as pd from bs4 import BeautifulSoup import requests from progressbar import ProgressBar
When you open your browser and click on a page’s link, the browser sends a request to the webserver which contain the web page files, we call this a
**GET**request as we are getting the page files from the server. The server then processes the incoming request over HTTP and several other protocols and sends back the required information (files) that are required to display the page. The browser then displays the HTML source of the page in an elegant and clearer shape.
In Web scraping, we create a
**GET**request mimicking the one sent by the browser so we can get the raw HTML source of the page, then we start wrangling to extract the desired data by filtering HTML tags.
In the programming world, Data types play an important role. Each Variable is stored in different data types and responsible for various functions. Python had two different objects, and They are mutable and immutable objects.
This article teaches you how to scrape tabular data from websites using a single line in python. Data has become the most valuable currency and precious commodity these days and the way you use it will differentiate you from ordinary people. You need to be smart enough to earn this data which is available everywhere around you and in this article you will be able to learn an easy way to get the tabular data from any website using a single line in python.
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In this article I will show you how you can create your own dataset by Web Scraping using Python. Web Scraping means to extract a set of data from web. If you are a programmer, a Data Scientist, Engineer or anyone who works by manipulating the data, the skills of Web Scrapping will help you in your career. Suppose you are working on a project where no data is available, then how you are going to collect the data. In this situation Web Scraping skills will help you.