OSError: [Errno 8] Exec format error selenium

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Trying to learn how to use selenium, I managed to overcome first error which involved chrome driver not being in the path name but it has thrown up another error.

  from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
driver
= webdriver.Chrome('/Users/williamneal/Scratch/Titanic/chromedriver')
driver
.get("http://www.bbc.com")

The error:
Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "<ipython-input-1-84256e62b8db>", line 5, in <module>
driver
= webdriver.Chrome('/Users/williamneal/Scratch/Titanic/chromedriver')
File "/Users/williamneal/anaconda/lib/python3.5/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/chrome/webdriver.py", line 62, in __init__
self
.service.start()
File "/Users/williamneal/anaconda/lib/python3.5/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/common/service.py", line 64, in start
stdout
=self.log_file, stderr=self.log_file)
File "/Users/williamneal/anaconda/lib/python3.5/subprocess.py", line 950, in __init__
restore_signals
, start_new_session)
File "/Users/williamneal/anaconda/lib/python3.5/subprocess.py", line 1544, in _execute_child
raise child_exception_type(errno_num, err_msg)
OSError: [Errno 8] Exec format error

There is a potential solution here, which involves installing Chrome Drivers via Home Brew but that option is not available to me.

Any ideas?

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Looks like this is complaining about the format of chromedriver binary.
It might be because of platform and chromedriver format mismatch. For example windows requires chromedriver.exe while there are different formats for linux and mac.

If you don’t want to install through package manager, just download chromedriver from https://sites.google.com/a/chromium.org/chromedriver/downloads

Note : Choose file as per your os

Then place it anywhere on the os and pass that path as an argument. You can also set webdriver.chrome.driver environment variable if you don’t want to pass the location every time.

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