Webscraping with Python – Getting started


[tweetmeme]If you have no idea on how to start scraping the web with Python, then read on. The first small step is simpler than I thought it would be.

By: Martin Ove

This post will teach you how to fetch the HTML of a website using Python in windows. This is as far as I have gotten at this time, and even though it isn’t really useful yet, I guess it’s the first step towards webscraping with Python.

First of all you need to get Python on your computer. (more…)

Getting started with Python – Free ebook


A small screenshot of the Python prompt and the familiar logo pulled from Wikimedia Commons.

By: Martin Ove

[tweetmeme]A few days ago it was announced, that there’s gonna be held courses in programming for journalist in Denmark next year. Check out the blogpost from the guys behind it (in danish).

They are gonna to make web-scrapers with the programming language Python, and it got me fired up on refreshing my (puny) Python skills.
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