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Python script to fetch current crypto currency price

By Omprakash Biswas

  • crypto_price.py
  • This piece of code will scrape the google search result and find the current crypto price.

    Before we proceed we have to install some libraries. The libraries are as follows :

    Note: To install these packages you need to go to command-prompt(windows)/terminal(linux)

    Request: Requests make it very simple to send HTTP requests.

    pip install requests

     

    BeautifulSoup: Beautiful Soup is a package that makes scraping data from web pages simple. It sits on top of an HTML or XML parser.

    pip install beautifulsoup4

     

    Lxml: It is a parser on which BeautifulSoup works.

    pip install lxml

    Step1: Ask the user to give the crypto name.

    Step2: Make a suitable URL for google search

    Step3: Catch the Request as a text file to see the web content

    Step4: Make a soup using BeautifulSoup with lxml parser.

    Step5: By inspecting google search results collect the appropriate div, class, etc of the html.

    Step6: Print the result

    Output:

    Output

    Note: Code is useful for coinbase databases especially bitcoin and ethereum

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