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Data Parsing Old Website Python no error but no results when running

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I am parsing an old state website for a project and I cannot get the python code to work.

I have typed in the code I made back into the developer console and it works perfectly there but in python it just returns:

C:\Python27\python.exe "C:/Users/corinne/PycharmProjects/scc docket/SCC"

Process finished with exit code 0

The code I have created is:

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  1. from lxml import html
  2. import requests
  3. page = requests.get('')
  4. tree = html.fromstring(page.text)
  7. dailyFilings = tree.xpath('//*[contains(@class,"details-brief")]//td[1]/text()')
  8. print dailyFilings
can anyone please help me??
Nov 5 '15 #1
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I get a "no module named lxml error". Are you using standard Python? Also some basic debugging should be done first. Print "page" and "tree"to see if those 2 lines are working. Generally I use urllib and BeautifulSoup (or roll my own) so don't know anything about lxml, but maybe someone else will know more.
Nov 6 '15 #2

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Thanks for responding!

I'm using JetBrains PyCharm 3.1 Community Edition.

I have never used urlib and BeautifulSoup, are you able to give me a simple example of parsing using those?
Nov 6 '15 #3

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A general tutorial but depends on what you want from the page. Also look at
Nov 7 '15 #4

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