Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Twython - a Python Twitter library

By Vasudev Ram

Twython is a Python library for Twitter. It is written by Ryan McGgrath.

Saw it from my own recent blog post about Twitter libraries.

Excerpt from the Twython Github site:

[ An up to date, pure Python wrapper for the Twitter API. Supports Twitter's main API, Twitter's search API, and using OAuth with Twitter. ]

I tried it out a little (the search feature), it worked fine. It returns JSON output.

The Twython installer (the usual "python setup.py install" kind) also installs the simplejson Python library, which is required, as well as the requests Python library, which is a more user-friendly HTTP library (billed as "HTTP for Humans) for Python, than the standard httplib one. BTW, another good Python HTTP library is httplib2, which was first developed by Joe Gregorio, IIRC.

- Vasudev Ram - Dancing Bison Enterprises

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