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Sustainable scrapers

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PyData DC 2016

Scraping data from the web is an essential skill, whether you want to or not. Learn the code and systems tricks that go into testable, fast, low-maintenance scraping gleaned from years of real world practice.

A recent NPR project that collects structured data about gun sale listings from Armslist.com demonstrates several of the speaker's favorite tricks for writing simple, fast scrapers with Python.

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