Data Extraction

Data Extraction: It is a technique which is used to extract data from websites automatically. It is called Web Scraping.

Why Data Extraction: In website, data are displayed in unstructured way. Data extraction is used to covert those data from unstructured to structured format ( CSV, XML etc.) for future uses like in statistics, decision making, for top management etc.

Python for Data Scraping

  1. Python is easy to use and user friendly!
  2. Minimum code needed
  3. A lot of libraries for data extraction(BeautifulsSoup, Selenium, AnyTree ) for data visualization (matplotlib), for Numerical computation (NumPy) etc.
  4. Large community support