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A Powerful Spider System in Python

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pyspider [![Build Status]][Travis CI] [![Coverage Status]][Coverage] [![Try]][Demo]

A Powerful Spider(Web Crawler) System in Python. **[TRY IT NOW!][Demo]**

- Write script in python with powerful API
- Python 2&3
- Powerful WebUI with script editor, task monitor, project manager and result viewer
- Javascript pages supported!
- MySQL, MongoDB, SQLite, PostgreSQL as database backend
- Task priority, retry, periodical, recrawl by age and more
- Distributed architecture

Documentation: [](
Tutorial: [](

Sample Code

from pyspider.libs.base_handler import *

class Handler(BaseHandler):
crawl_config = {

@every(minutes=24 * 60)
def on_start(self):
self.crawl('', callback=self.index_page)

@config(age=10 * 24 * 60 * 60)
def index_page(self, response):
for each in response.doc('a[href^="http"]').items():
self.crawl(each.attr.href, callback=self.detail_page)

def detail_page(self, response):
return {
"url": response.url,
"title": response.doc('title').text(),

[![Demo][Demo Img]][Demo]


* `pip install pyspider`
* run command `pyspider`, visit [http://localhost:5000/](http://localhost:5000/)

Quickstart: [](


* Use It
* Open [Issue], send PR
* [User Group]


### v0.4.0

- [x] local mode, load script from file.
- [x] works as a framework (all components running in one process, no threads)
- [ ] redis
- [x] shell mode like `scrapy shell`
- [ ] a visual scraping interface like [portia](

### more

- [ ] edit script with vim via [WebDAV](
- [ ] in-browser debugger like [Werkzeug](

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0

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