[Tutor] Top posters to tutor list for 2008

jadrifter jadrifter at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 16:23:38 CET 2009

On Thu, 2009-01-01 at 09:34 -0500, Kent Johnson wrote:
> For several years I have been using a simple script to find the top 20
> posters to the tutor list by web-scraping the archive pages. I thought
> others might be interested so here is the list for 2008 and the script
> that generates it. The lists for previous years (back to 2003) are at
> the end so everyone on the list doesn't hit the archives to find out
> :-)
> The script gives a simple example of datetime, urllib2 and
> BeautifulSoup. It consolidates names that vary by case but other
> variations are not detected.


Thank you for this.  I've been thinking about a web scraping script but
didn't  have a clue how to go about it.  Seeing someone else's practical
implementation is a huge help!

A little serendipity to start 2009 off with.

Happy New Year to all.


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