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Cut your losses! How to use web scraping to analyse Ireland's used car market


Depreciation of value when you buy a car is inevitable, but can you limit your losses? Is it true that Toyotas and Volkswagens hold their value? What does high mileage do to a car’s value?

Let’s leave aesthetics and preferences aside and use real data to see what really determines the price of a car on the second hand market.

This session will cover:

  • How to make spiders using Portia and scrapy to extract data from Irish car websites
  • The use of simhash to find duplicates in different datasets.
  • How to use pandas to analyse and plot scraped data.


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