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BeautifulSoup vs Octoparse: What are the differences?

BeautifulSoup: A Python library for pulling data out of HTML and XML files. It works with your favorite parser to provide idiomatic ways of navigating, searching, and modifying the parse tree. It commonly saves programmers hours or days of work; Octoparse: A cloud-based web data extraction solution that helps users extract relevant information. It is a free client-side Windows web scraping software that turns unstructured or semi-structured data from websites into structured data sets, no coding necessary. Extracted data can be exported as API, CSV, Excel or exported into a database.

BeautifulSoup and Octoparse can be categorized as "Web Scraping API" tools.

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Pros of BeautifulSoup
Pros of Octoparse
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    Parsed html even when poorly formed
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    It just works
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    Cloud extraction
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    Easy to use
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    API
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    Great support
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    Web Scraping Template
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    Web Scraping Template
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    Auto-detection
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    Great support

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What is BeautifulSoup?

It works with your favorite parser to provide idiomatic ways of navigating, searching, and modifying the parse tree. It commonly saves programmers hours or days of work.

What is Octoparse?

It is a free client-side Windows web scraping software that turns unstructured or semi-structured data from websites into structured data sets, no coding necessary. Extracted data can be exported as API, CSV, Excel or exported into a database.

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    What are some alternatives to BeautifulSoup and Octoparse?
    Scrapy
    It is the most popular web scraping framework in Python. An open source and collaborative framework for extracting the data you need from websites. In a fast, simple, yet extensible way.
    Selenium
    Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.
    import.io
    import.io is a free web-based platform that puts the power of the machine readable web in your hands. Using our tools you can create an API or crawl an entire website in a fraction of the time of traditional methods, no coding required.
    ParseHub
    Web Scraping and Data Extraction ParseHub is a free and powerful web scraping tool. With our advanced web scraper, extracting data is as easy as clicking on the data you need. ParseHub lets you turn any website into a spreadsheet or API w
    Portia
    Portia is an open source tool that lets you get data from websites. It facilitates and automates the process of data extraction. This visual web scraper works straight from your browser, so you don't need to download or install anything.
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