Month: August 2018

python Webscraping

Writing a web scraper with python is easy, if you allow yourself a little help by two beautiful libraries BeautifulSoup Requests import sys, requests from BeautifulSoup import BeautifulSoup # we want UTF8 reload(sys) sys.setdefaultencoding(‘utf8’) #lets define the URLs we will use to scrape url = ‘’ # let’s scrape the first URL and get all […]

Python, Diacritics and translate function

Did you know that Dutch uses the following list of special (diacritic) characters? áéíóúàèëïöüÁÉÍÓÚÀÈËÏÖÜ While I was working on a python script, I figured I could simply use python’s translate function to “translate” them to their base character. It probably is the worst idea ever, but hey, it is what it is. According to you […]

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