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.
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.
If you are having trouble installing this version of Python, please contact data science services at email@example.com.
Hosted by Data Science Services at Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science. This workshop is free for Harvard and MIT affiliates.