Web Scrapin’: Focus on Python

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

5628 Math Sciences, The Portal

Starting with a simple introduction to Python, this workshop will demonstrate how to turn structured data from any website into a csv file. Topics include the following: identifying appropriate websites, installing Python, tweaking Python code, and examining the data output.

Spring 2017 Research Data Visualization Series

With campus research increasingly demanding new and innovative approaches to data visualization and analysis, these workshops will cover topics on various research tools beyond digital mapping including ways to extract data from the web using Python, film editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, and 3D animation in Adobe After Effects. Each session will introduce subject material and is intended to leave attendees with a basic understanding on how to utilize digital technologies and other materials for their research. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Library and UCLA’s Institute for Digital Research and Education.