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Selenium With Python

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Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you.

See the official Selenium site for details and documentation.

How to install Selenium

pip install selenium

Web Driver

You will also need to install a web-driver to use Selenium. A common choice is ChromeDriver - the one we use. See the official Selenium Python documentation for details and alternatives.

How to import Selenium

Generally, we don't import Selenium as a whole, but rather the modules we need. Often, this will simply be the webdriver

from selenium import webdriver
but sometimes, we need to import other modules as well, for example

from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
to simulate key-presses with Keys, or

from import By

to select elements By their HTML properties.

Selenium Playground

Check out - our sample site where you can scrape data, click buttons, and submit forms without fear of violating our terms of service.