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Python Basics

Connecting to Live Data

Connecting your workflow to an online source expands exponentially the range of tools you have at your disposal. In this course, you will explore the vast potential of utilizing Python’s connectivity options.

Intermediate        7 Lessons        90 Minutes        CPD Credits
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About This Course

Building on the advanced techniques you have learned up until this point, this course explores the benefits of connecting to online sources using Python.

Throughout this course, you will examine a business case study, in which you will connect to an online data source using an API. You will extract live data from the web. You will also download HTML tables as Pandas datframes.

By the end of this course, you will be ready to compliment your existing knowledge of Python with the ability to connect to online sources, to create powerful and dynamic scripts.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Connect to files on the internet
  • Download HTML tables as Pandas dataframes
  • Connect to data using APIs


1. Course Introduction
2. Establishing the Business Scenario
3. Connecting to Files on the Internet
4. Downloading HTML Tables
5. Understanding APIs
6. Understanding JSON Files

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