How to install BeautifulSoup package in Python?
I am new to Python and I want to try the BeautifulSoup package. I just want to know how to install it.
Install Homebrew. You can find instructions here.
Install Python via the Homebrew package manager. This has the advantage of installing all of the packages you need in one go. You can also create virtual environments, which will allow you to install packages for specific purposes.
For example: conda create -n myenv python=3.6 will create a Python 3.6 environment called myenv.
You can then activate it and install BeautifulSoup like this: conda activate myenv. Conda install beautifulsoup4. This will create a virtual environment with Python 3. You can then install BeautifulSoup4 using pip.
Does Python come with BeautifulSoup?
This is a simple library that powers some of the most popular website scrapers, scraping robots, and other web scraping tools. This library is built on top of another much more powerful library called lxml. It's important to note that there are 3 different, yet related libraries to be aware of: BeautifulSoup, lxml, and HTMLParser. This blog post focuses on the BeautifulSoup library. If you're not familiar with HTML parsing in general or even if you've heard of the Python community's other HTML parsing library, lxml, this post might be a good first step. The HTMLParser library, while useful, has been deprecated for the past few years so you'll likely want to avoid it unless you need to do something special for it. The documentation for all three is here:
BeautifulSoup documentation. Lxml documentation. HTMLParser documentation. One thing to note right off the bat, is that BeautifulSoup is actually a subclass of the base HTMLParser class. Here's an example that shows how to use both libraries in parallel: Python 2.7.0 1:8800 <- 'www.stackoverflow.text for t in soup.