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Learning Scrapy by Dimitrios Kouzis-Loukas

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Chapter 1. Introducing Scrapy

Welcome to your Scrapy journey. With this book, we aim to take you from a Scrapy beginner—someone who has little or no experience with Scrapy—to a level where you will be able to confidently use this powerful framework to scrape large datasets from the web or other sources. In this chapter, we will introduce you to Scrapy and talk to you about some of the great things you can achieve with it.

Hello Scrapy

Scrapy is a robust web framework for scraping data from various sources. As a casual web user, you will often find yourself wishing to be able to get data from a website that you're browsing on a spreadsheet program like Excel (see Chapter 3, Basic Crawling) in order to access it while you're offline or to perform ...

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