Dealing with xls files in Python

It's been a long day coding. I've nearly finished all the preliminary scrapers for each state parliament and I must say I'll be glad to move onto the next phase. I thought it's probably worth outlining my biggest coding struggle today just in case anyone else ever has the same…

Dealing with dodgy markup

Lately I've been working on scraping various parliamentary websites to collect all the data I need for the YVIH API. I might write up how I've gone about this process in more detail in another post as there's plenty to discuss. However today's post is about dealing with dodgy markup.…