Hi to all. Today i started learning scrapy .Here i’m going to start scrapy from the beginning ..
What is Scrapy?
Scrapy is an application framework for crawling websites and extracting structured data which can be used for a wide range of useful applications, like data mining, information processing etc.
Take a look at the documentation of scrapy for more information here
Scrapy was written in Python. Hence you must some knowledge in python to work in scrapy.
For those who are beginners in python i would suggest these books “A Byte of Python ” & “Learning Python the HardWay” (or) “Dive into Python“.
For those who have already knowledge in python remember this . Scrapy supports python 2.6 and 2.7 . Scrapy doesn’t support Python3.
Lets see the installation here.
Pre requisites :
- Python 2.7
- Pip or easy_install (Python package Managers)
To install Scrapy Open Terminal and type(cntrl + Alt + T)
$ pip install Scrapy
$ easy_install Scrapy
After installation type $ scrapy
Scrapy 0.18.4 – no active project
scrapy <command> [options] [args]
bench Run quick benchmark test
fetch Fetch a URL using the Scrapy downloader
runspider Run a self-contained spider (without creating a project)
settings Get settings values
shell Interactive scraping console
startproject Create new project
version Print Scrapy version
view Open URL in browser, as seen by Scrapy
[ more ] More commands available when run from project directory
Use “scrapy <command> -h” to see more info about a command
It shows the installed scrapy version and other details .
Thats it .. From my next post we will get started with Coding …
Happy Times !!! Thanks !!!!!!!!