5 votes

Scraping columns from a PDF

The pdftotext library (man page) that comes standard with most linux distros and can be installed on Windows contains a -layout flag that preserves table structure. pdftotext -layout input.pdf output....
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4 votes

Why is my scraper returning inconsistent results and timing out?

Some tips for scrapers: log: don't stop at "sometimes I get data and sometimes I don't" -- when you get unexpected results in the response, log it so you can learn what happened. Specifically when ...
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4 votes

Why is my scraper returning inconsistent results and timing out?

You may get better answers on CodeReview, but just glancing at your code I have one suggestion that is to split the codes into a scraping and parsing steps. This will help with reproducibility and ...
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4 votes

Scraping columns from a PDF

Within the constraints of using the bot tools that Open Corporates provides, I'm not sure what to suggest. However, since people will no doubt get here based on more general searches, it's worth ...
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Open company data for Germany?

Aswath Damodaran, Professor at Stern School of Business at New York University, has been compiling information on major corporations since 1998. His EU dataset contains data on 6,000 EU public ...
2 votes
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Why is opencorporates considered open data when nothing can be downloaded?

That's a great question. Seems like the data itself is under an open license but the company charges for API access to it, presumably for the effort they've gone to consolidate the data and for ...
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1 vote

Order to Cash public dataset

OCBC - A NEW MODELING LANGUAGE Order to cash (OTC or O2C) business process which is a very typical business process that involves receiving and fulfilling customer requests for goods or services. You ...
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Business register in Austria

There is a Firmenbuch in Austria which officially registers all businesses. Unfortunately, retrieving data from that register is not for free. Take a look here, and you will see a price list after ...
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Using OpenCorporates API to return officers of a company

the correct form of consulting data officers from API Open Corporates: https://api.opencorporates.com/v0.4/companies/us_fl/L08000108987?api_token=Your_API_Token URI: Base -> https://api....
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Open company data for Germany?

https://offeneregister.de provides basic German company information (companies and their officers) collected by OpenCorporates mainly in the period from June 2017 to January 2019, mainly from the ...
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