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A collection of tools for Web scraping, data mining and visualization.

The Spokesman-Review’s Ryan Pitts on Web Scraping

The Spokesman-Review’s Ryan Pitts offers his take on how and when they gain value from Web scraping.

The Register-Guard’s John Heasly on Web Scraping

Courtesy matters, when Web scraping is necessary, design scripts that honor the source.

Web Scraping 411

Accessing information to support reporting is easier than ever. Governments and corporations publish countless bytes of data online. But very little information comes in a structured form that lends itself to easy analysis. Reporters often are faced with lists or tables — usually in HTML format — that aren’t so easily manipulated. That’s where web...
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