Speakers: Sidharth Rajaram
Sometimes the data you want is stuck on a website, in the form of a table or paragraph. Whether it is for your machine learning project or just viewing site text, web scraping is an important skill to have. Using BeautifulSoup, we can create a simple Python web scraper that can be used to retrieve sports statistics or stock prices. We will begin with a preface about BeautifulSoup, Pandas, and other helpful libraries. Following that we’ll work through the implementation of some scrapers and then have a discussion about how to move forward with scraped data. This presentation should clear up doubts and hopefully spark new ideas in your heads.
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