Web scraping is a very neat and at times very powerful technique to acquire data from another website, and data is knowledge and “power”.
This tutorial, we will show you how to perform web scraping using BeautifulSoup using Python, and after which parse (or output) the data into the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for further manipulations.
We will show you how to install Python and BeautifulSoup, basic background on different libraries, illustrate typical gotchas in web scrapping and how to output the scrapped data into an Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
I am using Steam to show you how to perform web scrapping.
You can download the source from the the link below.