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Extract valuable data from blog posts, news sites, social networks, wikipedia, and more! Web scraping is a powerful tool for pulling data that’s locked away in web content.

In this two hour workshop we’ll leverage our knowledge of HTML and CSS from the first workshop to start scraping values from website. Throughout the workshop, you’ll learn how to use web scraping to automatically pull values from a variety of web sites. We’ll start slowly by extracting structured table data from Wikipedia, then move on to more advanced tasks like scraping social networks and doing scrapes that follow links to scrape data from multiple pages 

Please bring a laptop computer for your own use during the workshop. Please make sure that you have the following software installed:

This workshop is part of the the Data Skills series. This workshop builds upon the material covered in the Intro to HTML and CSS for Web Scraping workshop. It is highly recommended to take these workshops together.

Date:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Scholars Studio Room 289
Campus:
McLaughlin Library
Categories:
Maps, GIS & Data