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About the Course

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.


Apr 23, 2020

Great course. The lectures are clear and thorough. The assignments are challenging yet doable. The only thing I would like is to see more assignments to get more practice with the techniques learned.

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By Yaqian W

Jun 25, 2020

Overall very informative, but some course contents are not sufficient to crack the assignment.

By Ashvin S

Jul 15, 2017

The assignments could've been a bit more complex but the lecture videos were really insightful

By Clemens T

Apr 15, 2016

The form of presentation in the previous courses (video and slides simultanously) were better.

By fengchunjin

Nov 20, 2015

I learn this class ,the exercise is very easy and do not takes pain to try for it.

Just so easy


Jan 3, 2021

The last assignment was a bit less informative, but else was very good and understandable....

By Mingyang L

Aug 23, 2020

The course is good, but please make the instructions of each assignments more understandable.

By Caroline

Oct 31, 2019

Very good course, although I found it a little bit difficult to understand web data and APIs.

By Lyu R

Aug 11, 2019

In last two weeks, there are some new knowledge in assignments but not mentioned in lectures.

By Vay R

Nov 27, 2018

Tough class to fully understand. Had to read the book in addition to the videos to get it all

By 梁司其

Aug 29, 2016

Really a nice course! Dr. Chuck makes it easy to use Python to access web data! Thanks a lot!

By Ioannis G

Dec 24, 2015

Well done Professor Chuck and team! thank you once more for this awesome learning experience!

By Nhat D M

Dec 3, 2015

Pretty interesting course, in which I gained a lot of knowledge about access web with Python.


May 9, 2020

A very well structured course and I have to say Dr.chuck is the best mentor I have ever had.


Aug 27, 2017

Useful course for understanding the Python skills as well as the basic principles of the web

By 刘洋

Aug 16, 2017

我很高兴自己能完成这个课程。 反复循环进行的课程对于时间有限的我来说十分重要,经过两轮课程,终于完成了所有的课堂和作业。 如果可能的话,希望字幕能尽快补全,英文阅读也不错,只是太慢了。

By Angus

Jan 2, 2017

This was a easy to follow introduction to some python libraries used to access web services.


Dec 17, 2016

including beautifulsoup, parsing html,xml and json. good course of basic level for beginners

By Tehseen M

Aug 15, 2021

Overall course was good but I think now this course need to update its content and quality.

By Mohamed A

Oct 7, 2020

Excellent course but we need more examples in the XML part to understand it more precisely.

By afroz g s

Sep 1, 2019

The speed of teaching should be appropriate. Its very difficult to follow in few occasions.

By Bharat D

Nov 28, 2016

I recommend to take this course to all the enthusiast who want to learn and explore PYTHON.

By IIgar G

Apr 28, 2021

It was hard but there were interesting new things for me. Please add more simple examples.

By Tommaso F

Nov 9, 2020

This a little way worst than the first two but Dr. Chuck is Amazing also in this course :)

By Ariel G

Jul 31, 2019

very useful introductory course to web scraping. Requires effort in learning JSON and XML.

By Viktor M

Feb 26, 2016

I'd like this course to be more difficult and i'd like it to have more practical exercises