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Tag Archives | spreadsheet

Scraping Spreadsheets with XYPath

Spreadsheets are great. They’re ubiquitously available, beaten only by the web pages and the word processor documents. Like the word processor, they’re easy to use and give the user a blank page, but they divide the page up into cells to make sure that the columns and rows all line up. And unlike more complicated […]

Scraping guides: Excel spreadsheets

Following on from the CSV scraping guide, we’ve now added one about scraping Excel spreadsheets. You can get to them from the documentation page. The Excel scraping guide is available in Ruby, Python and PHP. Just as with all documentation, you can choose which at the top right of the page. As with CSV files, at first […]

Scraping guides: Values, separated by commas

When we revamped our documentation a while ago, we promised guides to specific scraper libraries, such as lxml, Nokogiri and so on. We’re now staring to roll those out. The first one is simple, but a good one. Go to the documentation page and you’ll find a new section called “scraping guides”. The CSV scraping guide is available […]

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