Scraping Steam for Data using Python + BeautifulSoup

As promised in yesterday’s blog post about analyzing public Steam numbers, here are the juicy technical details behind scraping a website using Python, and a Python library called BeautifulSoup. The Method I chose to use Python because I’ve been using it for a little under two years to do number crunching, as well as building […]

An Analysis of Activity on Steam

I have wanted to flex my analysis muscles for quite some time and thought I’d get some practice on publicly available data: the Steam & Game Stats page. For the unaware: Steam is one of the largest gaming platforms available for PCs, and they have a wonderful stats page that lists the current number of […]

Week 1 of Coding: Ouch, right in the feels.

Ah, glorious Thursday. Not even close to the end of the week and I’m writing a wrap-up of my week so far. Want to know why? My project is broken. Yup, absolutely broken. Well, it works up to a certain point (and was really fun writing!) but there’s no logical way to finish it. Recapping […]