Changing any of the form inputs will cause the list of events to refresh with the filtered results.

All Day

Web Scraping with Python’s Beautiful Soup

McMaster University 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton

This workshop will introduce attendees to techniques for scraping information from the web using Python’s Beautiful Soup (bs4) toolkit. We will begin with a basic overview of the “anatomy” or structure of a webpage. Students will then learn how to write a script for extracting textual data from websites like Reddit and organizing it into spreadsheets. The second half of the workshop will explore how to use Python’s Pandas library to clean and analyze your data. In addition to technical skills, students are encouraged to engage with critical questions like: What is web scraping for and what can we, as researchers, learn from publicly available data? What are the potential ethical and legal challenges of data harvesting, and how do we do it responsibly?

Introduction to/à R

Date: 15 February 2024 R is a free and open-source programming language for statistical computing, modelling, and graphics, with an unbeatable collection of statistical packages. It is extremely popular in […]

Introduction to\à Python

Date: 15 February 2024 In this short session, we will demo some of Python’s capabilities to researchers new to the language, starting with multiple ways to run Python, high-level data […]