Intermediate to Advanced

For those who want to:

  • Create a resource using data from the web
  • Automate the collection of data from web sources
  • Transform data into different formats
  • Move data around the web

Ever wanted to extract lots of data from one or more websites without doing it manually? Web scraping tools like ParseHub and Simplescraper can help with that!

With this tool-path, you'll learn how to extract data from the web and transform that data into a useful format.

We will walk through two use-cases of web scraping. First, we'll extract data from a rescue dog website to create a central database for adopting a pet. This will showcase how web scraping can be used for projects like a directory or job board.

Next, we will look at how to pull Major League Baseball stats to inform decisions for a fantasy baseball league. This will highlight how you can use Parabola for data analytics.

This tool-path was built by our Creator in Residence, Tessa.