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A. Third-Party Libraries > Universal Feed Parser

Universal Feed Parser

The Universal Feed Parser is a Python library written by Mark Pilgrim for parsing RSS and Atom feeds. This library is used throughout the book for easily downloading blog posts and articles from online news sources. The home page of the library is http://feedparser.org.

Installation for All Platforms

The download page for the library is http://code.google.com/p/feedparser/downloads/list. Download the latest version of the file named feedparser-X.Y.zip.

Extract the contents of the zip file into an empty directory. At a command prompt, enter:

c:\download\feedparser>python setup.py install

This will locate your Python installation and install the library there. After it is installed, you can enter import feedparser at your Python prompt to begin using it.


  

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