Input, Output, and the Internet: Part I

Speaker : Fabien Mathieu
Date: 20/05/2020
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: LINCS Seminars room


Python offers a lot of tools to easily deal with local and Internet files. We will present a selection of these tools illustrated with nice examples.

This will be presented in two parts.

  • Part I: Local Files
    • pathlib: the pythonic way to manipulate files;
    • gzip / zipfile: compress transparently;
    • tempfile / io: no more mess to clean.
  • Part II: Internet
    • requests: retrieve Internet files;
    • BeautifulSoup: parse HTML like a charm;
    • Selenium: when everything else fails.