NCRM Videos

Web scraping and Covid-19: Covid 2

Diarmuid McDonnell


In this video, Dr Diarmuid McDonnell shows how web scraping can be used to collect country-level data on the COVID-19 pandemic. He looks at two practical examples. The first is simple and familiarises us with three bits of information from a web page and with writing to a file. The second constitutes a more realistic example that someone can encounter when scraping data.