Scraping the web live blog

9:00am

To get Python, go to python.org.

To install BeautifulSoup, the module we use for scraping, try these instructions. (You might  need a special program to deal with compressed files which end in .tar.gz.)

12:40pm

There’s a mistake on p 22, you need to type in “import re” before doing any regular expressions.

17:00pm

If you want to find out the div and span tags that mark out distinctive portions of your page, try Hackasaurus goggles.

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