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Web Scraping with Python

Web Scraping with Python

  • Author: Richard Lawson,Richard Penman
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781782164364
  • Category: COMPUTERS
  • Page: 174
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Successfully scrape data from any website with the power of PythonAbout This Book- A hands-on guide to web scraping with real-life problems and solutions- Techniques to download and extract data from complex websites- Create a number of different web scrapers to extract informationWho This Book Is ForThis book is aimed at developers who want to use web scraping for legitimate purposes. Prior programming experience with Python would be useful but not essential. Anyone with general knowledge of programming languages should be able to pick up the book and understand the principals involved.What You Will Learn- Extract data from web pages with simple Python programming- Build a threaded crawler to process web pages in parallel- Follow links to crawl a website- Download cache to reduce bandwidth- Use multiple threads and processes to scrape faster- Learn how to parse JavaScript-dependent websites- Interact with forms and sessions- Solve CAPTCHAs on protected web pages- Discover how to track the state of a crawlIn DetailThe Internet contains the most useful set of data ever assembled, largely publicly accessible for free. However, this data is not easily reusable. It is embedded within the structure and style of websites and needs to be carefully extracted to be useful. Web scraping is becoming increasingly useful as a means to easily gather and make sense of the plethora of information available online. Using a simple language like Python, you can crawl the information out of complex websites using simple programming.This book is the ultimate guide to using Python to scrape data from websites. In the early chapters it covers how to extract data from static web pages and how to use caching to manage the load on servers. After the basics we'll get our hands dirty with building a more sophisticated crawler with threads and more advanced topics. Learn step-by-step how to use Ajax URLs, employ the Firebug extension for monitoring, and indirectly scrape data. Discover more scraping nitty-gritties such as using the browser renderer, managing cookies, how to submit forms to extract data from complex websites protected by CAPTCHA, and so on. The book wraps up with how to create high-level scrapers with Scrapy libraries and implement what has been learned to real websites.Style and approachThis book is a hands-on guide with real-life examples and solutions starting simple and then progressively becoming more complex. Each chapter in this book introduces a problem and then provides one or more possible solutions.

Getting Started with Beautiful Soup

Getting Started with Beautiful Soup

  • Author: Vineeth G. Nair
  • Publisher: Packt Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9781783289554
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 130
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This book is a practical, handson guide that takes you through the techniques of web scraping using Beautiful Soup.Getting Started with Beautiful Soup is great for anybody who is interested in website scraping and extracting information. However, a basic knowledge of Python, HTML tags, and CSS is required for better understanding.

Learning Scrapy

Learning Scrapy

  • Author: Dimitris Kouzis - Loukas
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781784399788
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 270
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Learn the art of efficient web scraping and crawling with PythonAbout This Book• Extract data from any source to perform real time analytics.• Full of techniques and examples to help you crawl websites and extract data within hours.• A hands-on guide to web scraping and crawling with real-life problems and solutionsWho This Book Is ForIf you are a software developer, data scientist, NLP or machine-learning enthusiast or just need to migrate your company's wiki from a legacy platform, then this book is for you. It is perfect for someone , who needs instant access to large amounts of semi-structured data effortlessly.What You Will Learn• Understand HTML pages and write XPath to extract the data you need• Write Scrapy spiders with simple Python and do web crawls• Push your data into any database, search engine or analytics system• Configure your spider to download files, images and use proxies• Create efficient pipelines that shape data in precisely the form you want• Use Twisted Asynchronous API to process hundreds of items concurrently• Make your crawler super-fast by learning how to tune Scrapy's performance• Perform large scale distributed crawls with scrapyd and scrapinghubIn DetailThis book covers the long awaited Scrapy v 1.0 that empowers you to extract useful data from virtually any source with very little effort. It starts off by explaining the fundamentals of Scrapy framework, followed by a thorough description of how to extract data from any source, clean it up, shape it as per your requirement using Python and 3rd party APIs. Next you will be familiarised with the process of storing the scrapped data in databases as well as search engines and performing real time analytics on them with Spark Streaming. By the end of this book, you will perfect the art of scarping data for your applications with easeStyle and approachIt is a hands on guide, with first few chapters written as a tutorial, aiming to motivate you and get you started quickly. As the book progresses, more advanced features are explained with real world examples that can be reffered while developing your own web applications.

Practical Data Analysis

Practical Data Analysis

  • Author: Hector Cuesta
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1783281006
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 360
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Each chapter of the book quickly introduces a key ‘theme’ of Data Analysis, before immersing you in the practical aspects of each theme. You’ll learn quickly how to perform all aspects of Data Analysis.Practical Data Analysis is a book ideal for home and small business users who want to slice & dice the data they have on hand with minimum hassle.

Learning Django Web Development

Learning Django Web Development

  • Author: Ratan Kumar,Sanjeev Jaiswal
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781783984404
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 336
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This book is for web developers who want to get started with Django for web development. Basic knowledge of Python programming is required but no knowledge of Django is expected.