Web Scraping: A Quick Case Study
Scraping a ‘table’ from a webpage
A recent passion project exploring the data of Broadway demanded some data that I was having trouble tracking down. But then, success! I found a webpage with a table of earnings and performance information by Broadway show! The problem? How to get that data into a usable format.
The answer? Time to scrape! While web scraping is an amazing tool in the data scientist’s toolbox, it wasn’t something I had much exposure to, especially ‘in the wild’.