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Scraping workshop

Where are the challenges ?

The challenges are here.

All data are from the Titanic disaster (it reminds you Kaggle ?)

How to complete the challenge ?

Step 1: Fill prerequisite

Install Python 2.7

Scrapy works only with Python 2.7.

Please install Python 2.7, and not Python 3.x!

Install dependencies

On Ubuntu 16:

sudo apt-get install python-dev python-pip libssl-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libffi-dev

On Windows:

Download and install Anaconda Distribution for Python 2.7.

On Mac OS X:

brew install python

Install Scrapy, Scrapoxy and ScrapingHub tools

sudo pip install scrapy scrapoxy shub

Step 2: Clone the repository

git clone
cd scraping-challenge-workshop

Step 3: Edit your scraper to complete the challenge

Scraper code is inside the file myscraper/spiders/

Items are inside the file myscraper/

Step 4: Start the scraper

cd scraping-challenge-workshop
scrapy crawl myscraper -t jsonlines -o persons.json

Exports items are inside the file persons.json.


See the Licence.