Someone asked me recently, why would I want to web scrape? So I start thinking: In a perfect world you grab your data-set as you walk out of the lift, go to your desk, plug it in and press the button… *sarcasm* – we didn’t come here for this – here’s why you should think… Continue reading Why webscrape?
For some of us, web scraping or “webscraping” means pulling out the terminal window and wrangling the python scripts for some heavy data extraction – possibly using Scrapy or BeautifulSoup. Yes, it’s true, that web scraping is an advanced user art-form. For the rest of us, there is still hope. Cue the Space Odyssey intro…… Continue reading A webscraper for everyone