Machine Learning Showdown: Python vs R

Posted on August 2, 2017 by eranl

Let’s say you have an amazing idea for a machine learning app. It’s going to be brilliant. It’s going to revolutionize the world of finance, mobile advertising, or… some other world, but it’s definitely going to revolutionize something. And gosh darn it, it’s going to be the smartest, most learned app the world has ever...

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Webhose.io API Featured in New Guide to Web Development with Django

Posted on March 12, 2017 by ohadf

Last February, co-authors Leiff Azopardi and James Maxwell completed the latest edition of their book Tango with Django. It presents an excellent step-by-step approach to learning Python on the popular Django framework v1.9 (also compatible with v1.10). Although the book is designed as a beginner’s guide to web development, the material is packed with tips even...

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To crawl or not to crawl, that is the question

Posted on August 24, 2015 by Ran Geva

In order to write an efficient crawler, you must be smart about the content you download. When your crawler downloads an HTML page it uses bandwidth, memory and CPU, not only its own, but also of the server the resource resides on. Knowing when not to download a resource is more important than downloading one,...

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Dead simple {for devs} python crawler (script) for extracting structured data from any website into CSV

Posted on August 16, 2015 by Ran Geva

On my previous post I wrote about a very basic web crawler I wrote, that can randomly scour the web and mirror/download websites. Today I want to share with you a very simple script that can extract structured data from any <almost> website. Use the following script to extract specific information from any website (i.e prices, ids, titles,...

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Tiny basic multi-threaded web crawler in Python

Posted on August 12, 2015 by Ran Geva

If you need a simple web crawler that will scour the web for a while to download random site’s content – this code is for you. Usage: $ python tinyDirtyIffyGoodEnoughWebCrawler.py https://cnn.com Where https://cnn.com is your seed site. It could be any site that contains content and links to other sites. My colleagues described this piece of code I wrote...

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