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Python Automation Cookbook

By : Jaime Buelta
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Python Automation Cookbook

By: Jaime Buelta

Overview of this book

Have you been doing the same old monotonous office work over and over again? Or have you been trying to find an easy way to make your life better by automating some of your repetitive tasks? Through a tried and tested approach, understand how to automate all the boring stuff using Python. The Python Automation Cookbook helps you develop a clear understanding of how to automate your business processes using Python, including detecting opportunities by scraping the web, analyzing information to generate automatic spreadsheets reports with graphs, and communicating with automatically generated emails. You’ll learn how to get notifications via text messages and run tasks while your mind is focused on other important activities, followed by understanding how to scan documents such as résumés. Once you’ve gotten familiar with the fundamentals, you’ll be introduced to the world of graphs, along with studying how to produce organized charts using Matplotlib. In addition to this, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of how to generate rich graphics showing relevant information. By the end of this book, you’ll have refined your skills by attaining a sound understanding of how to identify and correct problems to produce superior and reliable systems.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Scanning documents for a keyword

In this recipe, we will join all the lessons of the previous recipes and will search the files in the directory for a particular keyword. This is a recap of the rest of the recipes in this chapter and includes a script that searches different kinds of files.

Getting ready

Be sure to include all the following modules in the requirements.txt file and install them into your virtual environment:


Check that the directory to search has the following files (all are available in GitHub in the Chapter04/documents directory). Note that file5.pdf and file6.pdf are copies of document-1.pdf, for simplicity. file1.txt to file4.txt are empty...