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A multithreaded webcrawler and scraper

Project description

arackpy is a web spider used to crawl and scrape web pages. It can be helpful in the event you quickly need some data from a site without the hassle of having to sign up and go through hoops for getting access to the information you need.


arackpy currently supports Python 2.7 and 3.6+ out of the box. Depending on the data you want to extract, future releases will require one or more of the dependencies below to be installed to support the various backends:

  • BeautifulSoup

  • Selenium

  • requests

  • stem

  • fake_useragent


For the vanilla arackpy install do a simple pip install:

pip install arackpy

The following packages may also be installed:

pip install bs4, selenium, requests, stem, fake_useragent


Open up your favorite python text editor and type the following:


from __future__ import division # for python 2.7

from arackpy.spider import Spider

class HelloSpider(Spider):

“””A simple spider in just five lines of working code”””

start_urls = [””]

def parse(self, url, html):

“””Extract data from the raw html””” print(“Crawling url, %s” % url)

if __name__ == “__main__”:

print(“Press Ctrl-c to stop crawling”) spider = HelloSpider() spider.crawl()

Run the program using:



Press Ctrl-c to terminate crawling.

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