The Hogwarts Regex challenge + explanation

The Hogwarts Regex challenge + explanation

A friendly coding challenge + explanation to get you started with Regular Expressions

Welcome challengee - it is time to perform magic with Python. In this challenge you will be working with Regex (short for Regular Expressions), a language with which you can match and retrieve strings of text or numbers. This allows you to turn messy real world data (e.g. from websites, emails, or other forms of communication) into a neat data structure (e.g. a Pandas Dataframe).

Web scraping with Beautiful Soup

Web scraping with Beautiful Soup

How to download a vast multivariate dataset from an online database for films

A sociology teacher of mine once said that “all is data!” In today’s world, where “[t]he rise of the Internet, social media, and digitized historical archives has produced a colossal amount of … data” (Bail, 2014), this is probably more true than ever. In this blogpost, I will illustrate how web scraping can provide a powerful tool to retrieve such data.


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