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Web Scraping with Python

Collecting Data from the Modern Web

Published by O'Reilly Media .

About the Book

Learn web scraping and crawling techniques to access unlimited data from any web source in any format. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how to use Python scripts and web APIs to gather and process data from thousands—or even millions—of web pages at once.

Ideal for programmers, security professionals, and web administrators familiar with Python, this book not only teaches basic web scraping mechanics, but also delves into more advanced topics, such as analyzing raw data or using scrapers for frontend website testing. Code samples are available to help you understand the concepts in practice.

Learn how to parse complicated HTML pages
Traverse multiple pages and sites
Get a general overview of APIs and how they work
Learn several methods for storing the data you scrape
Download, read, and extract data from documents
Use tools and techniques to clean badly formatted data
Read and write natural languages
Crawl through forms and logins
Understand how to scrape JavaScript
Learn image processing and text recognition

The Physical Object

Format Paperback. Electronic
Number of pages 256

ID Numbers

Open Library OL25881956M
ISBN 10 1491910291
ISBN 13 978-1491910290
Amazon.com B00ZJNH0G0

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