I am an economics student and am trying to code a program which will collect data from a website. I essentially need to collect data from auction websites, so I can use the results, perform some regression and mathematical analysis (stata) for my masters thesis.
This could be done in any of these ways
1. Collected data stored in .txt/.xls files
2. A program that will merely take screenshots of an entered page every x minutes, so I can do the data entry myself.
I essentially need pointing in the right direction, so I can do (attempt) some coding. Some help would greatly be appreciated!
Alternatively, if I don't sound too lazy, is there any software available which already does this? ( though I'd like to do the coding)
This post has been edited by renegade334: 13 July 2009 - 09:32 PM