Web Scraping for Data Science - Python & Selenium - Basics

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Web Scraping for Data Science - Python & Selenium - Basics

Learn the Fundamentals of XPath and Selenium to Scrape the Data from the Web

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon AlexanderSchlee

architecture icon IT & Software,Web Scraping


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Course Description

In this Course you will learn the Fundamentals of XPath, Selenium and the Web Scraping Process. We will cover the Fundamentals and afterwards we are going to scrape Data from real Websites. The first Real Life Project will be the extraction of Data from Yelp and the next Project will cover the scraping process of tables. But before we start with this Real Life Projects, you will get familiar to all the basic knowledge which is required to complete it. Whenever you have a question, don't hesitate to ask in the forum section. Either me or the other students will reply to your question as soon as possbile.

After completing this course you will be confident using Selenium for Web Scraping in your personal Projects. Especially for Data Scientists it is important to be able to extract the data they need to analyze and work with. You will get downloadable files so that you can refer to all topics which we have covered through this course. This course will be updated on a reglular basis. My goal is that all my students understand the Concepts of Selenium, XPath and the whole Web Scraping Process. For this course it's good to know the very basics of Python Programming.

Disclaimer : I teach web scraping as a tutor for educational purposes. That's it.

The first rule of scraping the web is: do not harm a certain website. The second rule of web crawling is: do NOT harm a certain website.


What will you learn in this course:

  • Web Scraping with Selenium

  • Most Important Concepts of XPath

  • Scraping Tables

  • Data Extraction for Data Science

  • Combination of Python, Selenium, Pandas


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Basic Understanding of Python

Web Scraping for Data Science - Python & Selenium - Basics


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Course Overview and Goals
1 Lectures
  • play icon Course Introduction 03:53 03:53
Basics of XPath Expressions
6 Lectures
Basics of Selenium for Web Scraping
11 Lectures
Real Life Project No.1 - Scrape Yelp.com
4 Lectures
Real Life Project #2 - Scrape Pokemon Table
5 Lectures
Next Steps
1 Lectures

Instructor Details



Hi Everyone, my name is Alex and I know that a lot of Programming-Topics can be very confusing and overwhelming. My Goal is to share my knowledge in a very simple way. I'm focussing on Python, Selenium and the whole Web Scraping Process. Especially for my own Data Science and Machine Learning Projects, I need to understand the concepts behind Web Scraping and I want to share it with my students.

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