03 — Web scraping & APIs

I can haz all the data.


April 24, 2024

Whole lotta’ boxes.

Slack channel: #03-web-scraping-api

This week is about data that is all around us online, but not easily accessible through csv files or similar. Instead, while it is visible in plain side, we sometimes need to scrape information from websites.

Lecture slides

Morning session slides

Download as pdf


Check the course repository for the application.

We get these two wonderful plot:

Exchange rates vs. relative prices of Billy cupboards

Ratio of exchange rates and relative prices of Billy cupboards

Note that we dropped some countries because of some missing data for the exchange rates, but for now: ¯_(ツ)_/¯