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Altmetric API v1 wrapper for Python.

Project description

Altmetric is a Python wrapper for Altmetric API v1 <>.


pip install altmetric


Fetching details by identifiers

from altmetric import Altmetric
a = Altmetric()"108989")

a = Altmetric("you_api_key")

Querying the database

from altmetric import Altmetric a = Altmetric() a.citations(‘1d’) a.citations(‘1d’, page=2)

Catching Errors

from altmetric import Altmetric
a = Altmetric()
    rsp = a.doi("10.1234/foo")
    if rsp is None:
        print "DOI not found"
        print rsp['altmetric_id']
except AltmetricHTTPException, e:
    if e.status_code == 403:
        print "You aren't authorized for this call"
    elif e.status_code == 420:
        print "You are being rate limited"
    elif e.status_code == 502:
        print "The API version you are using is currently down for maintenance."
    elif e.status_code == 404:
        print "Invalid API function"
        print e.msg

API Reference

Please see for detailed reference on response object and parameters.

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