University of Michigan

Using Python to Access Web Data

This course is part of Python for Everybody Specialization

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What you'll learn

  • Use regular expressions to extract data from strings

  • Understand the protocols web browsers use to retrieve documents and web apps

  • Retrieve data from websites and APIs using Python

  • Work with XML (eXtensible Markup Language) data

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Beginner level
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There are 6 modules in this course

In this section you will install Python and a text editor. In previous classes in the specialization this was an optional assignment, but in this class it is the first requirement to get started. From this point forward we will stop using the browser-based Python grading environment because the browser-based Python environment (Skulpt) is not capable of running the more complex programs we will be developing in this class.

What's included

6 videos5 readings2 app items

Regular expressions are a very specialized language that allow us to succinctly search strings and extract data from strings. Regular expressions are a language unto themselves. It is not essential to know how to use regular expressions, but they can be quite useful and powerful.

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4 videos1 reading1 quiz1 app item

In this section we learn about the protocols that web browsers use to retrieve documents and web applications use to interact with Application Program Interfaces (APIs).

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8 videos1 reading1 quiz1 app item

In this section we learn to use Python to retrieve data from web sites and APIs over the Internet.

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8 videos1 reading1 quiz2 app items

In this section, we learn how to retrieve and parse XML (eXtensible Markup Language) data.

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8 videos1 quiz1 app item

In this module, we work with Application Program Interfaces / Web Services using the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) data format.

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10 videos2 readings1 quiz2 app items

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Charles Russell Severance
University of Michigan
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