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Fetch IMDb Top 250 into CSV file.
#!/usr/bin/python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
import urllib2
import HTMLParser
import csv
import datetime
import codecs, cStringIO # for UnicodeWriter
response = urllib2.urlopen('http://www.imdb.com/chart/top')
html = response.read()
# the following 2 lines is to fix parse error
html = html.replace('href=http', 'href="http')
html = html.replace('ch_qz', 'ch_qz"')
response.close()
# http://docs.python.org/2/library/csv.html
class UnicodeWriter:
"""
A CSV writer which will write rows to CSV file "f",
which is encoded in the given encoding.
"""
def __init__(self, f, dialect=csv.excel, encoding="utf-8", **kwds):
# Redirect output to a queue
self.queue = cStringIO.StringIO()
self.writer = csv.writer(self.queue, dialect=dialect, **kwds)
self.stream = f
self.encoder = codecs.getincrementalencoder(encoding)()
def writerow(self, row):
self.writer.writerow([s.encode("utf-8") for s in row])
# Fetch UTF-8 output from the queue ...
data = self.queue.getvalue()
data = data.decode("utf-8")
# ... and reencode it into the target encoding
data = self.encoder.encode(data)
# write to the target stream
self.stream.write(data)
# empty queue
self.queue.truncate(0)
def writerows(self, rows):
for row in rows:
self.writerow(row)
class IMDbTop250HTMLParser(HTMLParser.HTMLParser):
def __init__(self):
HTMLParser.HTMLParser.__init__(self)
self.in_250_table = False
self.movie_table = []
self.movie_entry = []
self.top250 = []
self.still_in_data = False
def handle_starttag(self, tag, attrs):
if tag == 'table':
for (variable, value) in attrs:
if variable == 'border' and value == '1':
self.in_250_table = True
if tag == 'tr' and self.in_250_table:
self.movie_entry = []
if tag == 'a' and self.in_250_table:
for (variable, value) in attrs:
if variable == 'href':
# fetch imdb movie id from string like "/title/tt0068646/"
self.movie_entry.append(value.split('/')[2])
def handle_endtag(self, tag):
if tag == 'table':
self.in_250_table = False
if tag == 'tr' and self.in_250_table:
#print self.movie_entry
self.movie_table.append(self.movie_entry)
if tag == 'td' or tag == 'a':
self.still_in_data = False
def handle_data(self, data):
if self.in_250_table:
if self.still_in_data:
self.movie_entry[-1] = self.movie_entry[-1] + data
self.still_in_data = False
else:
self.movie_entry.append(data)
def handle_charref(self, name):
if self.in_250_table:
char = unichr(int(name[1:], 16))
self.movie_entry[-1] = self.movie_entry[-1] + char
self.still_in_data = True
def rearrange(self):
# after parse, we have the following data
# ['Rank', 'Rating', 'Title', 'Votes']
# ['1.', '9.2', 'tt0111161', 'The Shawshank Redemption', ' (1994)', '871,279']
self.top250.append(['ID', 'Rank', 'Rating', 'Title', 'Year', 'Votes'])
for e in self.movie_table[1:]:
#print e
entry = [e[2],
e[0][:-1],
e[1],
e[3],
e[4][2:-1],
e[5].replace(',','')]
self.top250.append(entry)
def save_to_file(self):
filename = "imdb-top250-%s.csv" % str(datetime.date.today())
f = open(filename, 'wb')
f.write(u'\ufeff'.encode('utf8')) # BOM (optional...Excel needs it to open UTF-8 file properly)
w = UnicodeWriter(f) #csv.writer(f)
w.writerows(self.top250)
f.close()
parser = IMDbTop250HTMLParser()
parser.feed(html)
parser.rearrange()
parser.save_to_file()
parser.close()
@rrrafalsz

doesn't work as of december 2014, unless i did something wrong.

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