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Get current Gold price using Python

  • Last Updated : 29 Dec, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get the current gold price in India. There is a variation in price of gold with time to time, price of gold is moved by a combination of supply, demand, and investor behavior. That seems simple enough, yet the way those factors work together is sometimes counterintuitive.

Modules required and Installation:

Requests :
Requests allows you to send HTTP/1.1 requests extremely easily. There’s no need to manually add query strings to your URLs.

pip install requests

Beautiful Soup:
Beautiful Soup is a library that makes it easy to scrape information from web pages. It sits atop an HTML or XML parser, providing Pythonic idioms for iterating, searching, and modifying the parse tree.

pip install beautifulsoup4

Explanation –
We have the google search URL of the gold price from that we have scrape the price of the gold in Indian rupees and store it in a variable, which we further print it.

Below is the implementation.

# importing libraries
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup as BS
import requests
# method to get the price of gold
def get_price(url):
    # getting the request from url 
    data = requests.get(url)
    # converting the text 
    soup = BS(data.text, 'html.parser')
    # finding metha info for the current price
    ans = soup.find("div", class_ = "BNeawe s3v9rd AP7Wnd").text
    # returnng the price
    return ans
# url of the gold price
url = " / search?q = gold + price"
# calling the get_price method
ans = get_price(url)
# printing the ans

Output :

10g of 24k gold (99.9%): 42, 460 INR

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