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Web Scraping with Python using BeautifulSoup

How to parse and extract data from HTML documents in simple steps

Libraries needed

Extracting the HTML file

HTML code extracted from the web page

Creating a BeautifulSoup object

Structured BeautifulSoup object

Inspecting the Wikipedia page

Inspecting the web page’s elements

Extracting the table

Creating a pandas DataFrame

Pandas DataFrame created from the Wikipedia table

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