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Provides a simple api interface with a scrapy backen for requesting complicated scraping tasks in an intuitive manner.

Project description

script-scraper: Intuitive queries for nested scraping tasks

What is it?

script-scraper is a Python package that provides a simple and intuitive interface, designed to make the web scraping procedure fast and modifiable. It aims to help developers in writing simple and interpretable bots. script-scraper is built on top of the Scrapy framework, providing the user with a familiar interface.

Where to get it

The source code is currently hosted on GitHub at:

You can also install it with pip, by running:

pip install script-scraper-alpha

Working example

from scriptScraper.extractors import ScriptRunner
request = {
  "urls": [""],
  "extract_rules": {
    "quotes": {
      "selector": ".quote",
      "type": "list",
      "output": {
        "text": ".text",
        "author": ".author",
        "tags": {
          "selector": ".tag",
          "type": "list"
        "about": {
          "selector": "span a",
          "type": "page",
          "follow": "href",
          "output": {
            "author_name": ".author-title",
            "author_birth_date": ".author-born-date",
            "author_birth_location": ".author-born-location",
            "author_description": ".author-description"
    "next_page": ".next a"
crawler = ScriptRunner(delay=1, log=False, output='data.json')
scraped_data = crawler.scrape(request)

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