Solving Response [403] HTTP Forbidden Error: Scraping SEC EDGAR

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, known as EDGAR, serves as a rich source of information. This comprehensive database houses financial reports and statements that companies are legally required to disclose, such as a quarterly report filed by institutional investment managers. However, when attempting to extract data from … Read more

Python Web Scraping: From URL to CSV in No Time

Setting up the Environment Before diving into web scraping with Python, set up your environment by installing the necessary libraries. First, install the following libraries: requests, BeautifulSoup, and pandas. These packages play a crucial role in web scraping, each serving different purposes.✨ To install these libraries, click on the previously provided links for a full … Read more

How to Access the First, Second, or N-th Child Div Element in BeautifulSoup?

To access the first, second, or N-th child div element in BeautifulSoup, use the .contents or .find_all() methods on a parent div element. The .contents method returns a list of children, including tags and strings, while .find_all() returns a list of matching tags only. Simply select the desired index to obtain the child div element … Read more

Python – How to Convert KML to CSV?

What is KML? ℹ️ Definition: The Keyhole Markup Language (KML) is a file format for displaying geographic data in Google Earth or other so-called “Earth Browsers”. Similarly to XML, KML uses a tag-based structure with nested elements and attributes. How to Convert KML to CSV in Python? You can convert a .kml to a .csv … Read more

Python BeautifulSoup XML to Dict, JSON, DataFrame, CSV

Though Python’s BeautifulSoup module was designed to scrape HTML files, it can also be used to parse XML files. In today’s professional marketplace, it is useful to be able to change an XML file into other formats, specifically dictionaries, CSV, JSON, and dataframes according to specific needs. In this article, we will discuss that process. … Read more

Is Web Scraping Legal?

πŸ‘©β€βš–οΈ Disclaimer: I’m a coder, not a legal advisor or professional. In this article, I merely present my own judgment and research on the topic. But this is not legal advice! Legal Opinion 1: Web Scraping is Legal [Apify] “Web scraping is legal if you scrape data publicly available on the internet. But you should … Read more

Scraping a Bookstore – Part 4

Story: This series of articles assume you work in the IT Department of Mason Books. The Owner asks you to scrape the website of a competitor. He would like this information to gain insight into his pricing structure. πŸ’‘ Note: Before continuing, we recommend you possess, at minimum, a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS and … Read more