Data Mining Development

AI code-writing assistant that understands data content and generates code

Recently I’ve encountred a client that predicts “in 6 month AI will be able to do much coding instead of man”.

…in years you’ll be able to on the fly, ask the AI to purchase a server, or create a website with X website builder… and basically, I bet it will write code on the fly on your demand where it connects to these tool’s APIs to really make things happen. It could do this now for some easy stuff but it’s unreliable and will mess up.

Now we’ve ancountered a interesing public repo, called Sketch. It’s AI code-writing assistant for Pandas (Python) users.


Scrape text, parse it with BeautifulSoup and save it as Pandas data frame

We want to share with you how to scrape text and store it as Pandas data frame using BeautifulSoup (Python). The code below works to store html li items in the ‘engine, ‘trans’, ‘colour’ and ‘interior’ columns.

from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
import pandas as pd
import requests

main_url = ""

def getAndParseURL(url):
    result = requests.get(url)
    soup = BeautifulSoup(result.text, 'html.parser')

soup = getAndParseURL(main_url) 
ul ='ul[class="list-inline lot-breakdown-list"] li', recursive=True)
lis_e = []
for li in ul:
    lis = []


scraped_data = pd.DataFrame({'engine': engine, 
'transmission': trans, 'colour': colour,
'interior': interior})
By default, Beautiful Soup searches through all of the child elements. So, setting recursive = False (line 13) will restrict the search to the first found element and its child only.

The code was provided by Ahmed Soliman.