About This Blog

This isn’t just a blog, it’s a pet project and diary about web scraping and data visualization. I am carefully collecting whatever I have been able to learn about the art of Web Scraping. Why is the word “Sorrows” in the blog title? The word “scraping” implies sorrows. Opposite to the word “Microsoft” which implies joy.

Few applications used here:
  • RStudio (R version 3.4.3) + Plotly
  • WordPress 4.9.4 + Activello theme.
  • Python 3.6.4 + Beautiful Soup 4.6.0

Few useful links:

Few useful quotes:
Web scraping, web harvesting, or web data extraction is data scraping used for extracting data from websites. Web scraping software may access the World Wide Web directly using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, or through a web browser. Wikipedia
They were delighted with possessing more treasure than all Asia, Europe, and Africa could scrape together. Voltaire
I am carefully collecting whatever I have been able to learn about the art of Web Scraping.Michael C