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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)

Detecting the opportunities

In this recipe, we present a marketing campaign that is divided into several steps:

  1. Detect the best moment to launch the campaign
  2. Generate individual codes to be sent to potential customers
  3. Send the codes directly to users over their preferred channel, text message or email
  4. Collate the results of the campaign and generate a sales report with analysis of the results

This recipe shows step 1 of the campaign.

Our first stage is to detect the best time to launch a campaign. To do so, we will monitor a list of news sites, searching for news containing one of our defined keywords. Any article that matches these keywords will be added to a report that will be sent in an email.

Getting ready

In this recipe...