I would like to scrape information from an RSS feed into an Excel-readable text file for a completely legal non-copyright violating use. In a better world, I'd have access to the database that generates the feed, but since this ain't a perfect world it appears that scraping is my best bet. Are there tools that will help me automate this, or programming tutorials that will help me figure it out myself (it's been 15 years since I last write any code beyond simple SQL queries)? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Apr 4, 2012 -
There are a number of websites that show the odds and (if I'm using the term right), the "lines" for various sporting events that physical and online casinos offer (linking would be spammy, but a quick search of "vegas odds" or some such thing will turn them up). My question is how do the site owners obtain the data from the casinos? I have to imagine the data is provided subject to a license agreement (and I would expect there to be some sort of schema to prevent sudden changes to the format of the data presented). How would one go about getting access to the feed of the odds and the payout ratios (?) from one or more casinos without getting rampaged by hoards of angry lawyers? Contacting the casinos has, unsurprisingly, proven fruitless given the difficulty explaining what I'm looking for to a non-technical support representative ("So you want to know how to gamble online?"). NB: I've never bet on sports, so apologies if my lingo is off. I appreciate any help and guidance!
posted by Imhotep is Invisible
on Jun 22, 2010 -
Blogger is ending its FTP service next month. I have a problem about moving some or all of my postings into a Wordpress blog. The issue also involves a question about RSS. [more inside]
posted by zadcat
on Feb 16, 2010 -
Why are there no items in the category feeds of my self-hosted WordPress blog even though my overall feed is fine? [more inside]
posted by raddevon
on Jan 27, 2009 -
I am attempting to create a Google Gadget that displays RSS feeds on the iGoogle page. The problem that I'm having is that the gadget does not display the RSS in the same way as adding an XML to iGoogle does, there is a different display depending on theme and device. [more inside]
posted by gregschoen
on Oct 7, 2008 -
I have a list of a few hundred sites that I need to subscribe to via RSS. I have the URLs, but not the feed URLs. Is there a way to subscribe en masse
without knowing the feed URLs? I need a way to automate this as it's something I'll need to do again in the future. [more inside]
posted by o2b
on May 14, 2008 -
How do I attach a favicon to an rss (xml) feed, specifically from Blogger, although if you have more generic information I'll have a look at that too? No more inside
– that's the entire question.
posted by zadcat
on Feb 13, 2008 -
I'd like a Flash video player of my video podcast on the web site, and a high-quality (960x540 should work) video file in the podcast feed.
I'm currently using WordPress
to manage the feed and video. But I can see why some people who don't want to install QuickTime might not be able to see the show. [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch
on Jan 22, 2008 -
Is there a simple way to convert an XML feed into a MYSQL database? [more inside]
posted by alse
on Jan 21, 2008 -
Looking to parse an RSS feed and pull all the links out, and then turn links into a new feed. [more inside]
posted by bleucube
on Sep 16, 2007 -
Promoting my xml rss feed. For free. Online. What's the best way to about doing this?
posted by JaySunSee
on Sep 8, 2007 -
How can I make an rss-like feed that is publishable by the public? Maybe there's a better way to do this, but here's what I'd like the end result to look like [more inside]
posted by itchi23
on Aug 5, 2007 -
In Linux, what's the simplest way to take a podcast RSS file as input, and output a file containing just the URLs of all the MP3s enclosed in the RSS file? Difficulty: the method must only Bash + GNU tools, Python or Perl, with no non-standard add-on libraries or dependencies required.
posted by Jimbob
on May 10, 2007 -
How can I create an rss feed out of the content in a spreadsheet or a database table? [more inside]
posted by pessoa
on Feb 15, 2007 -
posted by McGuillicuddy
on Jan 4, 2007 -
I want to take my bookmarks.html file generated by firefox and run it through a script that checks for rss feeds for the pages and returns the list of rss feeds in a file. Is anyone familiar with a script that can do this? I've been googling for it for a day or two and can't find what I'm looking for.
posted by TuxHeDoh
on Jan 7, 2006 -
I know there have been several RSS-related questions, but I couldn't find the answer to the specific scenario I'm looking for. I want to combine several of my published RSS feeds into a single combined RSS feed. [more inside]
posted by pzarquon
on Mar 23, 2005 -
Say I need to demonstrate RSS on a computer that is not online. I create an xml file on my hard drive that contains the item 'headlines' and the urls they should lead to. I point firefox to that file as a 'live bookmark' and FeedReader to that file as a feed, but neither of them will show the headlines I created in the heading sidebar. Why not? How can I create my own 'feed' and demonstrate it without actually having that xml file on another computer?
posted by bingo
on Jan 17, 2005 -
I'm completely ignorant here. What's a good program for receiving/reading XML feeds? (Not even sure that I want/need to do this, but I feel like trying it out. Like I said, I don't know what I'm doing.) [more inside]
posted by MrAnonymous
on Oct 29, 2004 -
What is the easiest way of using my Audioscrobbler RDF feed of my last ten played songs to keep an automated recent listening TypeList on my TypePad weblog?
posted by nthdegx
on Sep 7, 2004 -