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Re: Automated downloads from a webpage

by ig (Vicar)
on Jul 05, 2012 at 09:07 UTC ( #979998=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Automated downloads from a webpage

You might also consider the terms of use of the website. If you want several years worth of data, it may be simpler and more appropriate to contact the data owner and get it otherwise than by automated downloads of "daily" spreadsheets. If you do automate the download of a large quantity of data, you should take care not to overload the site. For example, you might limit the rate of your downloads.

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