Mary Briskin

Using Nokogiri to Extract Movie Titles

This past week I learned how to use nokogiri, a Ruby gem that allows for “the ability to search documents via CSS3 selectors” (RubyGems). Crazy useful!
                                
I needed a list of the most popular movies from 1980 – 2014 but I couldn’t find a text file online that wasn’t too exclusive or too extensive. Finally, I found this website: LINK, which had the right idea – but since they had no API for me to use I was forced to extract data on my own, yay!

See my work here.  

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