2 Methods You Can Use to Install BeautifulSoup

Use pip or apt-get to install BeautifulSoup in Python. Fix errors during installation by following commands provided here.

Install the BeautufulSoup parser in Linux python easily by giving the below commands.


$ apt-get install python3-bs4 (for Python 3)


$ pip install beautifulsoup4

Note: If you don’t have easy_install or pip installed
$ python setup.py install

How to Fix Syntax Error After Installation

Here it is about setup.py.

$ python3 setup.py install
convert Python2 code to Python3 code
$ 2to3-3.2  -w  bs4

How to install lxml

BeautifulSoup is a standard parser in Python3 for HTML tags. You can also download additional parser.

$ apt-get install python-lxml
$ easy_install lxml
$ pip install lxml

How to Install html5lib

$ apt-get install python-html5lib
$ easy_install html5lib
$ pip install html5lib
How beautifulsoup works
How beautifulsoup works

How do I Remove HTML Tags in Web data

You have supplied two arguments for BeautifulSoup. One is fp and the other one is html.parser. Here, the parsing method is html.parser. You can also use xml.parser.

Python Code

from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
with open("index.html") as fp:
soup = BeautifulSoup(fp, 'html.parser')
soup = BeautifulSoup("<html>a web page</html>", 'html.parser')
Here's a paragraph of text!
Here's a second paragraph of text!
</html>", "html.parser"))

The Output

Here's a paragraph of text!
Here's a second paragraph of text!

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