Data Mining Scripts Needed

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Job Description

I need scripts written for data mining and data scraping.

The scripts need to run on a Linux server, and require sessions to log into the sites it needs to scrape. These scripts would be ran from a command prompt.

After the data is gathered, the information needs to be stored in a MySQL format for retrieval later.

I'd prefer a language faster than PHP, possibly C++ or Python. But I'm open to ideas.