Introduction to Web Scraping with Python
Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:00am to 12:30pm
Building 1, 1-190
33 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139
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.
Bring your own laptop and install the Anaconda distribution of Python 3.6 (https://www.anaconda.com/download/) prior to the workshop.