Python Web Scraping

Date: 

Friday, March 29, 2019, 9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel building, Room K018

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Web scraping is a method of extracting and restructuring information from web pages. This workshop will introduce basic techniques for web scraping using the popular Python libraries BeautifulSoup and Requests. Participants will practice accessing websites, parsing information, and storing data in a CSV file. This workshop is intended for social scientists who are new to web scraping, but have some familiarity with Python or have attended the Introduction to Python workshop.

Workshop Preparation

Computers with Python pre-loaded are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you with to use your own laptop, please install the Anaconda distribution of Python 3.6 from https://www.continuum.io/downloads. If you are having trouble installing this version of Python, please contact data science services at help@iq.harvard.edu .

This workshop is being conducted in partnership with the Data Science Services group at IQSS. For additional information, please contact us at research@hbs.edu.

See also: Python