August 31, 2016

Web Scraping 101

More and more organizations are publishing their data on the web. This is great, but often websites don’t offer an option to download a clean and complete dataset from the site. In this situation, you have two options. First, you (or some unlucky intern) can hunker down and spend a week wearing out the ‘c’ and ‘v’ keys on your keyboard as you cut and paste ad nauseam from the website to an Excel spreadsheet. Read more

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