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Python Intermediate: Web Scraping

The Requests LibraryThe Requests Library

The requests library is a popular Python library for making HTTP requests. It allows you to send HTTP requests to a website's server and retrieve the server's response.

In the context of web scraping, the requests library can be used to send an HTTP request to a website's server to retrieve the HTML content of a webpage. This is often the first step in the web scraping process, as the HTML content contains all the data that you want to extract.


  1. Import the requests library;
  2. Use the requests library to retrieve the content of the website (url);
  3. Save the text (the .text attribute) in an html variable.

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