Lights Camera Action! Scrape, Explore, and Model to Predict Oscar Winners & Box Office Hits
Deborah Hanus, Sparrow
Patricia Hanus, University of California, Berkeley
Using Jupyter notebooks, HTTP requests, BeautifulSoup, NumPy, Pandas, scikit learn, and matplotlib, you’ll predict whether a movie is likely to [win an Oscar](http://oscarpredictor.github.io/) or be a box office hit. We’ll step through the creation of an effective dataset: asking a question your data can answer, writing a web scraper, and answering those questions using nothing but Python libraries and data from the Internet.