Tagged: scraping


How to work with Excel XLS files outside of Excel

I’ve previously talked very briefly about scraping tabular data from the web. That post pointed to a nice shortcut by Tony Hirst of OUseful.Info to import a HTML table into a Google Spreadsheet. In one of his most recent posts Tony Hirst goes into some detail with...


Scraping tabular data from the web

I’ve been looking for a quick and easy solution to scrape an HTML table into a usable format. Of course, there are numerous solutions to do that in some small Perl/PHP/Python programme, but I found another path especially elegant. It turns out, Google Docs has...