Web Scraping with Python

Author: Ryan Mitchell
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491910252
Release Date: 2015-06-15
Genre: Computers

Learn web scraping and crawling techniques to access unlimited data from any web source in any format. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how to use Python scripts and web APIs to gather and process data from thousands—or even millions—of web pages at once. Ideal for programmers, security professionals, and web administrators familiar with Python, this book not only teaches basic web scraping mechanics, but also delves into more advanced topics, such as analyzing raw data or using scrapers for frontend website testing. Code samples are available to help you understand the concepts in practice. Learn how to parse complicated HTML pages Traverse multiple pages and sites Get a general overview of APIs and how they work Learn several methods for storing the data you scrape Download, read, and extract data from documents Use tools and techniques to clean badly formatted data Read and write natural languages Crawl through forms and logins Understand how to scrape JavaScript Learn image processing and text recognition

Web Scraping with Python

Author: Ryan Mitchell
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491910276
Release Date: 2015-06-15
Genre: Computers

Learn web scraping and crawling techniques to access unlimited data from any web source in any format. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how to use Python scripts and web APIs to gather and process data from thousands—or even millions—of web pages at once. Ideal for programmers, security professionals, and web administrators familiar with Python, this book not only teaches basic web scraping mechanics, but also delves into more advanced topics, such as analyzing raw data or using scrapers for frontend website testing. Code samples are available to help you understand the concepts in practice. Learn how to parse complicated HTML pages Traverse multiple pages and sites Get a general overview of APIs and how they work Learn several methods for storing the data you scrape Download, read, and extract data from documents Use tools and techniques to clean badly formatted data Read and write natural languages Crawl through forms and logins Understand how to scrape JavaScript Learn image processing and text recognition

Learning Scrapy

Author: Dimitrios Kouzis-Loukas
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781784390914
Release Date: 2016-01-30
Genre: Computers

Learn the art of efficient web scraping and crawling with Python About This Book Extract data from any source to perform real time analytics. Full of techniques and examples to help you crawl websites and extract data within hours. A hands-on guide to web scraping and crawling with real-life problems and solutions Who This Book Is For If you are a software developer, data scientist, NLP or machine-learning enthusiast or just need to migrate your company's wiki from a legacy platform, then this book is for you. It is perfect for someone , who needs instant access to large amounts of semi-structured data effortlessly. What You Will Learn Understand HTML pages and write XPath to extract the data you need Write Scrapy spiders with simple Python and do web crawls Push your data into any database, search engine or analytics system Configure your spider to download files, images and use proxies Create efficient pipelines that shape data in precisely the form you want Use Twisted Asynchronous API to process hundreds of items concurrently Make your crawler super-fast by learning how to tune Scrapy's performance Perform large scale distributed crawls with scrapyd and scrapinghub In Detail This book covers the long awaited Scrapy v 1.0 that empowers you to extract useful data from virtually any source with very little effort. It starts off by explaining the fundamentals of Scrapy framework, followed by a thorough description of how to extract data from any source, clean it up, shape it as per your requirement using Python and 3rd party APIs. Next you will be familiarised with the process of storing the scrapped data in databases as well as search engines and performing real time analytics on them with Spark Streaming. By the end of this book, you will perfect the art of scarping data for your applications with ease Style and approach It is a hands on guide, with first few chapters written as a tutorial, aiming to motivate you and get you started quickly. As the book progresses, more advanced features are explained with real world examples that can be reffered while developing your own web applications.

Automated Data Collection with R

Author: Simon Munzert
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118834817
Release Date: 2015-01-20
Genre: COMPUTERS

"This book provides a unified framework of web scraping and information extraction from text data with R for the social sciences"--

Instant PHP Web Scraping

Author: Jacob Ward
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781782164777
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Computers

Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Short, concise recipes to learn a variety of useful web scraping techniques using PHP.This book is aimed at those new to web scraping, with little or no previous programming experience. Basic knowledge of HTML and the Web is useful, but not necessary.

Web Data Mining

Author: Bing Liu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642194605
Release Date: 2011-06-25
Genre: Computers

Web mining aims to discover useful information and knowledge from Web hyperlinks, page contents, and usage data. Although Web mining uses many conventional data mining techniques, it is not purely an application of traditional data mining due to the semi-structured and unstructured nature of the Web data. The field has also developed many of its own algorithms and techniques. Liu has written a comprehensive text on Web mining, which consists of two parts. The first part covers the data mining and machine learning foundations, where all the essential concepts and algorithms of data mining and machine learning are presented. The second part covers the key topics of Web mining, where Web crawling, search, social network analysis, structured data extraction, information integration, opinion mining and sentiment analysis, Web usage mining, query log mining, computational advertising, and recommender systems are all treated both in breadth and in depth. His book thus brings all the related concepts and algorithms together to form an authoritative and coherent text. The book offers a rich blend of theory and practice. It is suitable for students, researchers and practitioners interested in Web mining and data mining both as a learning text and as a reference book. Professors can readily use it for classes on data mining, Web mining, and text mining. Additional teaching materials such as lecture slides, datasets, and implemented algorithms are available online.

Data Wrangling with Python

Author: Jacqueline Kazil
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491948774
Release Date: 2016-02-04
Genre: Computers

How do you take your data analysis skills beyond Excel to the next level? By learning just enough Python to get stuff done. This hands-on guide shows non-programmers like you how to process information that’s initially too messy or difficult to access. You don't need to know a thing about the Python programming language to get started. Through various step-by-step exercises, you’ll learn how to acquire, clean, analyze, and present data efficiently. You’ll also discover how to automate your data process, schedule file- editing and clean-up tasks, process larger datasets, and create compelling stories with data you obtain. Quickly learn basic Python syntax, data types, and language concepts Work with both machine-readable and human-consumable data Scrape websites and APIs to find a bounty of useful information Clean and format data to eliminate duplicates and errors in your datasets Learn when to standardize data and when to test and script data cleanup Explore and analyze your datasets with new Python libraries and techniques Use Python solutions to automate your entire data-wrangling process

Web Scraping with Python

Author: Richard Lawson
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781782164371
Release Date: 2015-10-28
Genre: Computers

Successfully scrape data from any website with the power of Python About This Book A hands-on guide to web scraping with real-life problems and solutions Techniques to download and extract data from complex websites Create a number of different web scrapers to extract information Who This Book Is For This book is aimed at developers who want to use web scraping for legitimate purposes. Prior programming experience with Python would be useful but not essential. Anyone with general knowledge of programming languages should be able to pick up the book and understand the principals involved. What You Will Learn Extract data from web pages with simple Python programming Build a threaded crawler to process web pages in parallel Follow links to crawl a website Download cache to reduce bandwidth Use multiple threads and processes to scrape faster Learn how to parse JavaScript-dependent websites Interact with forms and sessions Solve CAPTCHAs on protected web pages Discover how to track the state of a crawl In Detail The Internet contains the most useful set of data ever assembled, largely publicly accessible for free. However, this data is not easily reusable. It is embedded within the structure and style of websites and needs to be carefully extracted to be useful. Web scraping is becoming increasingly useful as a means to easily gather and make sense of the plethora of information available online. Using a simple language like Python, you can crawl the information out of complex websites using simple programming. This book is the ultimate guide to using Python to scrape data from websites. In the early chapters it covers how to extract data from static web pages and how to use caching to manage the load on servers. After the basics we'll get our hands dirty with building a more sophisticated crawler with threads and more advanced topics. Learn step-by-step how to use Ajax URLs, employ the Firebug extension for monitoring, and indirectly scrape data. Discover more scraping nitty-gritties such as using the browser renderer, managing cookies, how to submit forms to extract data from complex websites protected by CAPTCHA, and so on. The book wraps up with how to create high-level scrapers with Scrapy libraries and implement what has been learned to real websites. Style and approach This book is a hands-on guide with real-life examples and solutions starting simple and then progressively becoming more complex. Each chapter in this book introduces a problem and then provides one or more possible solutions.

Data Visualization with Python and JavaScript

Author: Kyran Dale
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491920541
Release Date: 2016-06-30
Genre: Computers

Learn how to turn raw data into rich, interactive web visualizations with the powerful combination of Python and JavaScript. With this hands-on guide, author Kyran Dale teaches you how build a basic dataviz toolchain with best-of-breed Python and JavaScript libraries—including Scrapy, Matplotlib, Pandas, Flask, and D3—for crafting engaging, browser-based visualizations. As a working example, throughout the book Dale walks you through transforming Wikipedia’s table-based list of Nobel Prize winners into an interactive visualization. You’ll examine steps along the entire toolchain, from scraping, cleaning, exploring, and delivering data to building the visualization with JavaScript’s D3 library. If you’re ready to create your own web-based data visualizations—and know either Python or JavaScript— this is the book for you. Learn how to manipulate data with Python Understand the commonalities between Python and JavaScript Extract information from websites by using Python’s web-scraping tools, BeautifulSoup and Scrapy Clean and explore data with Python’s Pandas, Matplotlib, and Numpy libraries Serve data and create RESTful web APIs with Python’s Flask framework Create engaging, interactive web visualizations with JavaScript’s D3 library

Getting Started with Beautiful Soup

Author: Vineeth G. Nair
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783289561
Release Date: 2014-01-24
Genre: Computers

This book is a practical, hands-on guide that takes you through the techniques of web scraping using Beautiful Soup. Getting Started with Beautiful Soup is great for anybody who is interested in website scraping and extracting information. However, a basic knowledge of Python, HTML tags, and CSS is required for better understanding.

Tiny House Living

Author: Ryan Mitchell
Publisher: Betterway Home Books
ISBN: 9781440333248
Release Date: 2014-06-16
Genre: House & Home

Tiny House, Large Lifestyle! Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, "greener," more meaningful life in the face of society's "more is better" mindset. This book explores the philosophies behind the tiny house lifestyle, helps you determine whether it's a good fit for you, and guides you through the transition to a smaller space. For inspiration, you'll meet tiny house pioneers and hear how they built their dwellings (and their lives) in unconventional, creative and purposeful ways. They'll invite you in, show you around their cozy abodes, and share lessons they learned along the way. Inside you'll find everything you need to design a tiny home of your own: Worksheets and exercises to help you home in on your true needs, define personal goals, and develop a tiny house layout that's just right for you. Practical strategies for cutting through clutter and paring down your possessions. Guidance through the world of building codes and zoning laws. Design tricks for making the most of every square foot, including multi-function features and ways to maximize vertical space. Tours of 11 tiny houses and the unique story behind each. Tiny House Living is about distilling life down to that which you value most...freeing yourself from clutter, mortgages and home maintenance...and, in doing so, making more room in everyday life for the really important things, like relationships, passions and community. Whether you downsize to a 400-square-foot home or simply scale back the amount of stuff you have in your current home, this book shows you how to live well with less.

Python Web Programming

Author: Steve Holden
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 0735710902
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Computers

A Python community leader teaches professionals how to integrate web applications with Python.

Flask Web Development

Author: Miguel Grinberg
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491947616
Release Date: 2014-04-28
Genre: Computers

Take full creative control of your web applications with Flask, the Python-based microframework. With this hands-on book, you’ll learn Flask from the ground up by developing a complete social blogging application step-by-step. Author Miguel Grinberg walks you through the framework’s core functionality, and shows you how to extend applications with advanced web techniques such as database migration and web service communication. Rather than impose development guidelines as other frameworks do, Flask leaves the business of extensions up to you. If you have Python experience, this book shows you how to take advantage of that creative freedom. Learn Flask’s basic application structure and write an example app Work with must-have components—templates, databases, web forms, and email support Use packages and modules to structure a large application that scales Implement user authentication, roles, and profiles Build a blogging feature by reusing templates, paginating item lists, and working with rich text Use a Flask-based RESTful API to expose app functionality to smartphones, tablets, and other third-party clients Learn how to run unit tests and enhance application performance Explore options for deploying your web app to a production server

Introducing Python

Author: Bill Lubanovic
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449361181
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Genre: Computers

Easy to understand and fun to read, Introducing Python is ideal for beginning programmers as well as those new to the language. Author Bill Lubanovic takes you from the basics to more involved and varied topics, mixing tutorials with cookbook-style code recipes to explain concepts in Python 3. End-of-chapter exercises help you practice what you’ve learned. You’ll gain a strong foundation in the language, including best practices for testing, debugging, code reuse, and other development tips. This book also shows you how to use Python for applications in business, science, and the arts, using various Python tools and open source packages. Learn simple data types, and basic math and text operations Use data-wrangling techniques with Python’s built-in data structures Explore Python code structure, including the use of functions Write large programs in Python, with modules and packages Dive into objects, classes, and other object-oriented features Examine storage from flat files to relational databases and NoSQL Use Python to build web clients, servers, APIs, and services Manage system tasks such as programs, processes, and threads Understand the basics of concurrency and network programming

Building RESTful Python Web Services

Author: Gaston C. Hillar
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786464255
Release Date: 2016-10-27
Genre: Computers

Create web services that are lightweight, maintainable, scalable, and secure using the best tools and techniques designed for Python About This Book Develop RESTful Web Services using the most popular frameworks in Python Configure and fine-tune your APIs using the best tools and techniques available This practical guide will help you to implement complete REST-based APIs from scratch Who This Book Is For This book is for web developers who have working knowledge of Python and would like to build amazing web services by taking advantage of the various frameworks of Python. You should have some knowledge of RESTful APIs. What You Will Learn Develop complex RESTful APIs from scratch with Python combined with and without data sources Choose the most appropriate (micro) framework based on the specific requirements of a RESTful API / web service Debug, test, and profile RESTful APIs with each of the frameworks Develop a complex RESTful API that interacts with a PostgreSQL database Add authentication and permissions to a RESTful API built in each of the frameworks Map URL patterns to request handlers and check how the API works Profile an existing API and refactor it to take advantage of asynchronous code In Detail Python is the language of choice for millions of developers worldwide, due to its gentle learning curve as well as its vast applications in day-to-day programming. It serves the purpose of building great web services in the RESTful architecture. This book will show you the best tools you can use to build your own web services. Learn how to develop RESTful APIs using the popular Python frameworks and all the necessary stacks with Python, Django, Flask, and Tornado, combined with related libraries and tools. We will dive deep into each of these frameworks to build various web services, and will provide use cases and best practices on when to use a particular framework to get the best results. We will show you everything required to successfully develop RESTful APIs with the four frameworks such as request handling, URL mapping, serialization, validation, authentication, authorization, versioning, ORMs, databases, custom code for models and views, and asynchronous callbacks. At the end of each framework, we will add authentication and security to the RESTful APIs and prepare tests for it. By the end of the book, you will have a deep understanding of the stacks needed to build RESTful web services. Style and approach The book takes a straightforward approach, not spending time getting you started with RESTful APIs and web services. It will give you the best use cases for each framework to build great web services in Python.