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Scraping data from websites

Scraping means to retrieve information from web documents (incl. HTML pages). This scraping can be performed by using Microsoft Excel or even simpler, by using Google Spreadsheets. Within Excel the scraping can be done using Makros, VBA or by using Plugins (e.g. the SEO Plugin by Niels Bosma) How to scrpage data with Google Spreadheets…

Helpful tools

Open Refine (formerly Google Refine – http://openrefine.org & https://github.com/OpenRefine) – Open Source Upload and transform large data sets using Google’s refine expression language (GREL) Node Red (http://nodered.org/) – Open Source Visual coding: connect and re-arrange data from different data sources and create new exports   Fiddler (http://www.telerik.com/fiddler) – Free Web debugging tool: record HTTP server requests, measure performance and…