Web Scraping

January 14, 2016


Anyone interested in scraping websites for data collection purposes.

Duncan Temple Lang

Duncan is a Professor of Statistics and the Director of the UC Davis Data Science Initiative. See his website for more information about him.

Web Scraping

Instructional materials will be added here before the meeting. Please check back.


We will spend some time setting up the future talks and goals for the group.

Lightning Talks

Please let us know if you’d like to give and informal 3-5 minute lightning talk. Post and issue or a pull request at:


Jason K. Moore : Symbolic Mathematics with Python

Jason is a lead developer with the SymPy project. SymPy is a computer aided algebra (CAS) system that allows you to use the computer instead of pencil and paper to work out mathematical relationships. It can do algebra, trigonometry, calculus, linear algebra, and much more. SymPy is used to power a number of apps on different platforms and is used to drive symbolic computation in other languages like Octave, Julia, and Sage in addition to Python. SymPy is an open source package developed by close to 500 developers from all around the world and provides similar functionality as proprietary programs such as Maple, Mathematica, MathCAD, etc. It is utilized for high level research in fields such as physics, mathematics, and engineering.

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