Getting started with python scrapy

Sometimes you may want to extract data from website. What if the website don’t provide an API? don’t worry scrapy comes to your rescue.

Scrapy is a python library which can crawl websites and extract data.

We will try to extract small piece of data from Times of India and store the extracted data in our django model for our example.

To get started install scrapy

pip install scrapy

For more information on installing scrapy on different platforms check this

Alright, we have installed scrapy and lets create a new scrapy project

scrapy startproject toi

toi is the name of our project(Times of India)

Thank you for reading the Agiliq blog. This article was written by Manjunath Hugar on Apr 2, 2016 in scrapy .

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