String games: getting started with web scraping in Python - Dr Christopher Thomson (U. Canterbury)
Cost: Free, limited spaces
This free workshop is for anyone who wants to learn how to use simple code to pull text from webpages for their research.
Using programming language Python, we will work from examples to understand the key steps needed to achieve common tasks, such as obtaining a ‘clean’ text from the web to use for further analysis, or selecting pieces of information and organising them in a structured form, such as a spreadsheet. We will introduce some programming concepts along the way, but will focus on the ‘big picture’ - that is, understanding how these techniques can be used in academic contexts, and how to apply them to your own work.
Related LibGuide: Digital Humanities by Alexander Ritchie
- Monday, October 14, 2019
- 10:00am - 11:30am