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Location: Remote via Zoom. Link will be sent on the morning of the event.
Recordings: This D-Lab workshop will be recorded and made available to UC Berkeley participants for a limited time. Your registration for the event indicates your consent to having any images, comments and chat messages included as part of the video recording materials that are made available.
Date & Time: This workshop runs from 2pm-5pm on:
• Tuesday, March 28
Start Time: D-Lab workshops start 10 minutes after the scheduled start time (“Berkeley Time”). We will admit all participants from the waiting room at that time.
In this workshop, we cover how to scrape data from the web using Python. Web scraping involves downloading a webpage's source code and sifting through the material to extract desired data.
Web scraping is typically only done when Web APIs are not available. Platforms like Twitter, Reddit, or The New York Times offer APIs to retrieve data. If you want to learn how to use web APIs in Python, see D-Lab's Python Web APIs workshop.
We will assume a basic knowledge of Python. If you've taken the D-Lab's Python Intensive, that should be sufficient.
Prerequisites: D-Lab’s Python Fundamental introductory series or equivalent knowledge.
GitHub Repository: https://github.com/dlab-berkeley/Python-Web-Scraping
Software Requirements:Installation Instructions for Python Anaconda
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