Reading Web Pages

In this series of videos, Matt Tearle demonstrates how to read web pages with the webread function. In this application, he reads a random Wiki page and follows the first link in the text to see how many steps it takes to get to the article on philosophy. It usually does not take very long, and this is discussed in this wiki article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Getting_to_Philosophy

Part 1: Using webread This week, in the first of a series of videos, my colleague Matt Tearle demonstrates how to read web pages with the webread function.

Part 2: Using try/catch to Handle Errors In the next video in his series on reading web pages, Matt uses a try/catch statement to make his code more robust.

Part 3: Speeding-up the Code In the third video in his series, Matt investigates speeding up his code, starting first by using the profiler to see where most time is spent.