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Scraping Wikipedia Tables from Lists for Visualisation

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Get WikiTables from Lists Recently I was asked to submit a short take-home challenge and I thought what better excuse for writing a quick blog post! It was on short notice so initially I stayed within the confines of my comfort zone and went for something safe and bland. However, I alleviated that rather fast; I guess you want to stand out a bit in a competitive setting. Note that it was a visualisation task, so the data scraping was just a necessary evil. On that note. I resorted to using Wikipedia as I was asked to visualise change in a certain x going back about 500 hundred years. Not many academic datasets go that far, so Wiki will have to do for our purposes. And once you are there, why only visualise half a millennium, let’s go from 1…
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