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This course will show how one can treat the Internet as a source of data. We will scrape, parse, and read web data as well as access data using web APIs. We will work with HTML, XML, and JSON data formats in Python. This course will cover Chapters 11-13 of the textbook “Python for Everybody”. To succeed in this course, you should be familiar with the material covered in Chapters 1-10 of the textbook and the first two courses in this specialization. These topics include variables and expressions, conditional execution (loops, branching, and try/except), functions, Python data structures (strings, lists, dictionaries, and tuples), and manipulating files. This course covers Python 3....
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Jun 18, 2020

This course was really interesting and did a good job introducing complicated topics in usefully simplified form. It was a pleasure to listen to the instructor and I got everything I wanted out of it.


Dec 2, 2016

I have not found an easy way to learn how to code with python language. Mentor are really helpful and Dr Chuck is one of the most self explain professor that I have met in my three university career.

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By Deepak S

May 17, 2020

Dr.Charles Severance is perfection. 100% worth the time and effort it took for me to complete this course. Dr. Charles has put a lot of effort into making the assignments which are awesome.

By Nagendra R

Feb 1, 2020

Excellent course, it not only teaches you about how to access web data, but also make you write a few programs to test your understanding of the concepts. It is very well engaging. Thanks!!

By Jason T

Jun 22, 2018

Very good course. I would recommend it to everyone who wants to learn Python. It introduced me to accessing web data using Python. From there, I could learn more on my own. Thanks Dr Chuck!

By Alper S

Jun 21, 2017

It is a great course for python. I am very happy to take this course from Dr Charles Severance. Course is very easy to understand.

I am planning to continue to take the next lessons as well.

By Chen H

Feb 5, 2017

This course is really fantastic! Both the lecture and assignment are well prepared.Now I have got basic concept of accessing web data using Python.It's time to write my own Web crawler now!

By Md. H H M

Sep 17, 2020

The title of the course may not be of enough help if you look for what can I learn from this course? You can learn about XML, JSON, regular expressions, and some interesting python coding.

By Jerin P R

Dec 10, 2019

Very neat course. Gave an insight into how to use Python to access and extract Web data. Understood API's and JSON files in more detail. Very well structured course and would recommend it.

By Phil T

Sep 16, 2019

Another enjoyable course learning how Python works, this time interacting with the web. I'm looking forward to trying this in practice and learning more about APIs and API keys. Thx Chuck!

By Karan M

Jul 17, 2019

Its an awesome course as always. I love coursera. they have provided me with financial aids and I have started to gain value as an industry professional. Thanks, Coursera, and Dr. Charles.

By Vivek K

Dec 12, 2016

Great Material, and superb style of presentation. The examples are good, and the explanation is very detailed. Really appreciate the effort towards the material creation and presentation.

By Denis S

Oct 5, 2021

Very interesting, especially projects, just another great course from Dr. Chuck. the best thing about all his courses that gradually you are able to do things you couldn't imagine before.

By Sharmi S

Sep 14, 2021

Compared to the other 2 Courses, this one was more difficult. I had to watch some videos again. We still used stuff learned in the other Courses. It is getting more and more interesting.


Jun 1, 2020

great thing to do. Just the right decision. Taught me a lot about web crawling and xml and what goe son behind the url things when I click. Sir Chuck is a great teacher to say the least.

By Thanh H P

Aug 31, 2019

This is an absolutely interesting and helpful course. It was a bit difficult in the middle but the feeling of completing the course is so awesome. Many thanks to Dr.Chuck for this course.

By Zisis V

Nov 22, 2016

The course is generally great and Dr. Charles' explanations of the taught material are plaint and understandable. Hope some day to see all the specialization teaching Python 3.x version.

By Moshe E

Apr 17, 2016

This course was very interesting to see the connection between Python and web applications. Learning about Browser,HTML, XML Json & API is very practical. Great Course and very useful.

By Mauro R

Jul 13, 2021

It is an excellent course, with very practical exercises, that make me understand all the possibilities that we have with Python and this motivates me to continue. Thank you very much!

By Joe

Oct 10, 2016

Another excellent course, not so much hand holding as previous courses but more than enough guidance to get you through it with minimal pain. Genuinely impressed with the course overall!

By Mario D

Mar 2, 2016

Excellent way to step into the Python world!! Don't esitate join this course. But be aware that this is the third and you have to start from the first course (Programming for everybody).

By Lyle D

Nov 1, 2015

Excellent overview of the how to use the web as your data source for Python scripts rather than files on your computer. Very understandable! Thanks Dr. Chuck you deserve a shrubbery!

By Uday S

Jan 27, 2020

Best course, Professor will pick you from bottom to top and now i realize that why 1st two course of this specialization are important, i can easily correlate my past knowledge with it.

By Darío A A

Nov 1, 2016

Excelente curso. Lo recomiendo a todo aquel con conocimientos básicos de Python que quiera profundizar en los conceptos fundamentales del desarrollo de aplicaciones web y web scraping.

By Calvin H

Nov 2, 2015

Very well done. Examples and explanations were clear. Assignments were focused and achieved their intended goals. Highly recommended for those who want to use Python to access web data.

By Julieta F

Mar 21, 2021

This is a great course. Dr. Chuck is a great instructor. He gives clear and engaging explanations. His classes are fun and easy to understand. Many examples and exercises are provided.

By Pablo V M

Jan 26, 2021

it was really important the worked excersices examples to better understand, however in the exercises it included some stuff wasnt well explained, like the "parms" in the last exercise