Scrapy is a fast open-source high-level screen scraping and web crawling framework written in python, used to crawl websites and extract structured data from their pages. It can be used for a wide range of purposes, from data mining to monitoring and automated testing.

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Why is my web scraping script so slow?

My script, which is a web scraping script, is very slow, I even needed to put set_time_limit(0); This is the whole http://phpfiddle.org/main/code/9qt-78n I think the problem is here: ...
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Using Scrapy/Xpath to scrape ESPN for football (soccer) commentaries

I understand the premise of OOP when shown in basic examples but I cannot get my head around using it in actual programs/applications. I have tried here, but to me it seems to not achieve anything ...
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How to optimize a pipline for storing item in mysql?

I am using scrapy framework for data scraping and dumping item in MySQL database. Here is my pipeline that is inserting output to MySQL, but its taking so much time. Any suggestions on how to ...
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Default initialization of items using Scrapy

I am writing a scraper, using Scrapy, in which I need to populate items with default values at first. Could my method be improved? ...
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Data extraction

I wrote this code in Python/ Scrapy for data extraction. It works fine for me, but I am a newbie in Python, so any suggestions for code optimization would be welcome. ...