Python BeautifulSoup Module Complete tutorial

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Introduction


Web scraping is a very Interesting topic. Basically, Web scraping is a technique to collect data from all over the internet. well, with the help of web scraping users can collect large data from the various online resource. Actually, Today's Tutorials Is going to be Really Very Interesting and Helpful For Newbie Because Python Beautiful Soup Module Is Very Useful module In Web Scraping Topic. Thus, Here I am going to provide you complete tutorials that going to help you to understand the usages of the beautifulsoup module. Basically, In this post I am only going to write about basic Introduction to BeautifulSoup module but if you directly want the practical example? click on the link


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BeautifulSoup Information


(Because This Is Only Introduction Part. I took many contents from its official site and from other sites also).

So, Our First Question Is


Q 1. What Is Python Beautiful Soup 4?












Ans. As its Official Documentations, Beautiful Soup is a Python library for pulling data out of HTML and XML files. It works with your favorite parser to provide idiomatic ways of navigating, searching and modifying the parse tree. It commonly saves programmers hours or days of work.

In Simple words, BeautifulSoup is a special type of module that provides us the facilities to play with raw HTML data. with Beautifulsoup, a user can easily extract various types of data fields from Html source codes with high accuracy and speed without messing with difficult codes.


Q 2. How To Install Python Beautiful Soup Package?


Ans. Well, their are various techniques to install beautiful soup module like If you’re using Debian or Ubuntu Linux, you can install Beautiful Soup with the system package manager:

$ apt-get install python-bs4 (for Python 2)

$ apt-get install python3-bs4 (for Python 3)

or 

Beautiful Soup 4 is also published by PyPy, so if you can’t install it with the system packager, you can install it with easy_install  or pip. The package name is beautifulsoup4, and the same package works on Python 2 and Python 3. Make sure you use the right version of pip or easy_install for your Python version (these may be named pip3 and easy_install3 respectively if you’re using Python 3).

$ easy_install beautifulsoup4

$ pip install beautifulsoup4


(The BeautifulSoup package is probably not what you want. That’s the previous major release, Beautiful Soup 3. Lots of software uses BS3, so it’s still available, but if you’re writing new code you should install beautifulsoup4.)

If you don’t have easy_install or pip installed, you can download the Beautiful Soup 4 source tarball and install it with setup.py.


$ python setup.py install

For More Details. Visit Here: Official Documentation



Q 3. How BeautifulSoup Module Works?

Ans. BeautifulSoup works like a magical module that takes Raw HTML data from the user and then, re-arrange all raw HTML data according to its specific structure. basically, with beautiful soup module user don't need to mess with actual raw HTML complicated problems. with BeautifulSoup user can easily perform almost all types of functions like Extracting Data from Tables, Rows, Paragraph, Headings etc.

The Real Thing is that BeautifulSoup isn't the only way to manipulate HTML content. And in fact BeautifulSoup itself DOESN'T do that, it's the underlying HTML Parser who does the job.
You can use lxml (even BeautifulSoup recommends it) or even just Python's standard library XML / HTML parser modules to parse the HTML content and manipulate it.

For Info Check this StackOverflow


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