Web scraping allows programmers to extract large amounts of data from websites in an automated fashion. The extracted data can then be manipulated, analyzed, and visualized, leading to insights that are not immediately apparent from the raw data.
Using MechanicalSoup for Web Scraping
Understanding the Login Form
Before we can scrape a website that requires users to log in, we need to understand how the login process works. Typically, a login form consists of a few HTML elements that allow users to enter their username and password, along with a “submit” button that sends the login information to the server.