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# Python Twitter #

_A python wrapper around the Twitter API_

  • Author: Jeremy Rossi <jeremy@jeremyrossi.com>
  • Org Author: DeWitt Clinton <dewitt@google.com>

## Introduction ##

This library provides a pure python interface for the Twitter API.

Twitter (http://twitter.com) provides a service that allows people to connect via the web, IM, and SMS. Twitter exposes a web services API (http://twitter.com/help/api) and this library is intended to make it even easier for python programmers to use.

## Building ##

### From source: ###

Install the dependencies:

Download the latest tweethonlibrary from:

Untar the source distribution and run:

$ python setup.py build $ python setup.py install

### Testing: ###

With setuptools installed:

$ python setup.py test

Without setuptools installed:

$ python tweethon_test.py

## Getting the code ##

View the trunk at:

http://bitbucket.org/jrossi/tweethon/src/

Check out the latest development version anonymously with mercurial:

$ hg clone http://bitbucket.org/jrossi/tweethon/

## Documentation ##

View the last release API documentation at:

## Using ##

The library provides a python wrapper around the Twitter API and the twitter data model.

### Model: ###

The three model classes are twitter.Status, twitter.User, and twitter.DirectMessage. The API methods return instances of these classes.

To read the full API for twitter.Status, twitter.User, or twitter.DirectMessage, run:

$ pydoc tweethon.Status $ pydoc tweethon.User $ pydoc tweethon.DirectMessage

### API: ###

The API is exposed via the twitter.Api class.

To create an instance of the twitter.Api class:

>>> import tweethong
>>> api = tweethon.Api()

To create an instance of the twitter.Api with login credentials (many API calls required the client to be authenticated):

>>> api = tweethon.Api(username='username', password='password)

To fetch the most recently posted public twitter status messages:

>>> statuses = api.GetPublicTimeline()
>>> print [s.user.name for s in statuses]
[u'DeWitt', u'Kesuke Miyagi', u'ev', u'Buzz Andersen', u'Biz Stone']

To fetch a single user's public status messages, where "user" is either a Twitter "short name" or their user id.

>>> statuses = api.GetUserTimeline(user)
>>> print [s.text for s in statuses]

To fetch a list a user's friends (requires authentication):

>>> users = api.GetFriends()
>>> print [u.name for u in users]

To post a twitter status message (requires authentication):

>>> status = api.PostUpdate(username, password, 'I love python-twitter!')
>>> print status.text
I love python-twitter!

There are many more API methods, to read the full API documentation:

$ pydoc tweethon.Api

## Convert from python-twitter ##

PyTwitter is a complete fork of the python-twitter codebase. I am planning on keeping tweethon as drop in replacement for python-twitter. To make this work seamlessly use the following import idiom:

>>> import tweethon as twitter

## More Information ##

## Contributors ##

Additional thanks to Pierre-Jean Coudert, Omar Kilani, Jodok Batlogg, edleaf,glen.tregoning, Brad Choate, Jim Cortez, Jason Lemoine, Thomas Dyson, Robert Laquey, and the rest of the python-twitter mailing list.

## License ##

> Copyright 2007 Google Inc. All Rights Reserved. > > Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the 'License'); > you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. > You may obtain a copy of the License at > > http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 > > Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software > distributed under the License is distributed on an 'AS IS' BASIS, > WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. > See the License for the specific language governing permissions and > limitations under the License.