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Python tools for building Penn-related applications

Project description

Penn SDK is the Python library for writing code that interfaces with University of Pennsylvania data. It consists of wrappers for the Registrar, Dining, and Directory API’s

Getting an API key

To use these libraries, you must first obtain an API token and password, which can be done here. There are separate API tokens and password for each of dining, registrar, news/events/maps, transit, and directory.

There is also a Laundry API, which doesn’t need a key.


The full API documentation can be found at

Documentation for the wrapper can be found at

Getting Started

Once you have an API token and Password, you can use the wrapper as follows.

from penn import Registrar



cis120 = r.course('cis', '120')

# cis120 is a dictionary parsed from the API json
my_data = cis120['result_data']

All of the different services follow this same basic format, save the Laundry API, which doesn’t need a username and password passed in at initialization. Refer to the wrapper documentation at for more info.

Running Tests

Once you have an API token and password, you can run the tests by creating a tests/ file with them as constants. Depending on what you want to test, include the following variables. They will be retrieved from your environment variables by default.





Then run make test to run all tests in your shell.

Contributing & Bug Reporting

If you find a bug, please submit it through the GitHub issues page.

Pull requests are welcome!

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