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BeautifulSoup vs Portia: What are the differences?

Developers describe BeautifulSoup as "A Python library for pulling data out of HTML and XML files". It works with your favorite parser to provide idiomatic ways of navigating, searching, and modifying the parse tree. It commonly saves programmers hours or days of work. On the other hand, Portia is detailed as "Visual web scraping tool that lets you extract data without writing a single line of code". Portia is an open source tool that lets you get data from websites. It facilitates and automates the process of data extraction. This visual web scraper works straight from your browser, so you don't need to download or install anything.

BeautifulSoup and Portia can be categorized as "Web Scraping API" tools.

Portia is an open source tool with 7.16K GitHub stars and 1.14K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Portia's open source repository on GitHub.

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    What is BeautifulSoup?

    It works with your favorite parser to provide idiomatic ways of navigating, searching, and modifying the parse tree. It commonly saves programmers hours or days of work.

    What is Portia?

    Portia is an open source tool that lets you get data from websites. It facilitates and automates the process of data extraction. This visual web scraper works straight from your browser, so you don't need to download or install anything.

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