I am writing web scraping code and it works well when each line is written in a separate cell but doesn’t work when put inside of a function.
NameError name ‘soup’ is not defined with this code:
def get_data(url): r=requests.get(url) soup=bs4.BeautifulSoup(r.text,"lxml") return soup
Works fine when separately:
r = requests.get(url) soup = bs4.BeautifulSoup(r.text,"lxml")
The same exact problem with other functions. Really can’t figure out why.