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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)


In this chapter, we will create a whole marketing campaign, going through each of the automatic steps we'll take. We will leverage all the concepts and recipes throughout the book in a single project that will require different steps.

Let's take an example. For our project, our company wishes to set up up a marketing campaign to improve engagement and sales. A very laudable effort. To do so, we can divide the action into several steps:

  1. We want to detect the best moment to launch the campaign, so we will be notified from different sources about keywords that will help us make an informed decision
  2. The campaign will include the generation of individual codes to be sent to potential customers
  1. Parts of these codes will be sent directly to users over their preferred channel, text message or email
  2. To monitor the result of the campaign, the sales information...