(Windows) Installing Scrapy

In order to tackle a small project that I’ve been meaning to start for a while, I needed to install the open source framework called Scrapy, which is useful for data extraction from websites. There’s an installation guide for the framework on scrapy.org and I thought installing the framework would be a simple task. Boy was I wrong… If you’re encountering issues with installing Scrapy, maybe this post can help.

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(Windows) Making a List of File Names

Have you ever wanted to make a list of all file names in some folder you have on your Windows machine? One method to do that is to right click each file, click on Rename, and then copy & paste the file name into some list. I imagine most Windows users are well acquainted with that approach. There is another method to get the same result… without the pain.

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