Python Automation Cookbook: 75 Python automation ideas for web scraping, data wrangling & processing Excel, reports, emails, 2e
English | 2020 | ISBN-13: 978-1800207080 | 526 Pages | True (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) + Code | 57.66 MB
Get a firm grip on the core processes including browser automation, web scraping, Word, Excel, and GUI automation with Python 3.8 and higher
Automate integral business processes such as report generation, email marketing, and lead generation
Explore automated code testing and Python's growth in data science and AI automation in three new chapters
Understand techniques to extract information and generate appealing graphs, and reports with Matplotlib
In this updated and extended version of Python Automation Cookbook, each chapter now comprises the newest recipes and is revised to align with Python 3.8 and higher. The book includes three new chapters that focus on using Python for test automation, machine learning projects, and for working with messy data.
This edition will enable you to develop a sharp understanding of the fundamentals required to automate business processes through real-world tasks, such as developing your first web scraping application, analyzing information to generate spreadsheet reports with graphs, and communicating with automatically generated emails.
Once you grasp the basics, you will acquire the practical knowledge to create stunning graphs and charts using Matplotlib, generate rich graphics with relevant information, automate marketing campaigns, build machine learning projects, and execute debugging techniques.
By the end of this book, you will be proficient in identifying monotonous tasks and resolving process inefficiencies to produce superior and reliable systems.
What you will learn
Learn data wrangling with Python and Pandas for your data science and AI projects
Automate tasks such as text classification, email filtering, and web scraping with Python
Use Matplotlib to generate a variety of stunning graphs, charts, and maps
Automate a range of report generation tasks, from sending SMS and email campaigns to creating templates, adding images in Word, and even encrypting PDFs
Master web scraping and web crawling of popular file formats and directories with tools like Beautiful Soup
Build cool projects such as a Telegram bot for your marketing campaign, a reader from a news RSS feed, and a machine learning model to classify emails to the correct department based on their content
Create fire-and-forget automation tasks by writing cron jobs, log files, and regexes with Python scripting
Who this book is for
Python Automation Cookbook - Second Edition is for developers, data enthusiasts or anyone who wants to automate monotonous manual tasks related to business processes such as finance, sales, and HR, among others. Working knowledge of Python is all you need to get started with this book.
Table of Contents
Let's Begin Our Automation Journey
Automating Tasks Made Easy
Building Your First Web Scraping Application
Searching and Reading Local Files
Generating Fantastic Reports
Fun with Spreadsheets
Cleaning and Processing Data
Developing Stunning Graphs
Dealing with Communication Channels
Why Not Automate Your Marketing Campaign?
Machine Learning for Automation
Automatic Testing Routines