How to use the BeautifulSoup module in Python

1. Install the BeautifulSoup module:

The BeautifulSoup module can be installed using the pip package manager. To install it, open your terminal or command prompt and type in the following command:

pip install beautifulsoup4

2. Import the module:

Once the module is installed, you can import it into your Python script. To do this, add the following line of code at the top of your script:

from bs4 import BeautifulSoup

3. Parse HTML:

Once you have imported the module, you can use it to parse HTML. To do this, you need to pass the HTML data to the BeautifulSoup constructor as a string:

soup = BeautifulSoup(html_data, ‘html.parser’)

4. Extract data from the parsed HTML:

Once the HTML has been parsed, you can use various methods provided by the BeautifulSoup module to extract data from the parsed HTML. For example, you can use the find() method to find a specific element in the parsed HTML:

element = soup.find(‘div’, attrs={‘class’: ‘some-class’})

You can also use the find_all() method to find all instances of a particular element in the parsed HTML:

elements = soup.find_all(‘div’, attrs={‘class’: ‘some-class’})

5. Output the extracted data:

Once you have extracted the data from the parsed HTML, you can output it in various formats. For example, you can output it as a string:


You can also output it as a dictionary or as a list of dictionaries: