Some Data-scaping and Data-scraping Tools...

on January 11, 2011

Frequent readers will know, we have made a bit of a habit of scraping data from the web and turning it into Public visualizations. We have also noticed a large contingent of Tableau Public users turn to the web to find their data, often to great effect! In any case, we came across this post at ProPublica, about the myraid tools available to data bloggers and "screenscrapers" today. We wanted to share it with you in the hopes that more data sets will be turned into visualizations. Enjoy!


One of my favorite features of Tableau Public is how easy it is to get the data out of the visualization. No need for a half-dozen set of tools and techniques to get at the underlying data when Tableau Public is used.

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If you are looking for easy and efficient web screen scraper - here you are! SmokeDoc will extract almost any type of data and help you to use it according to your purposes!