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Provides content not accessible through the standard Amazon API

Project description

A Hybrid Web scraper / API client. Supplements the standard Amazon API with web scraping functionality to get extra data. Specifically, product reviews.

Uses the Amazon Simple Product API to provide API accessible data. API search functions are imported directly into the amazon_scraper module.

Parameters are kept the same are in the same style as the underlying API, which in turn uses Bottlenose style parameters. Hence the non-Pythonic parameter names (ItemId).

Installation

pip install amazon_scraper

Example

Create:

>>> from amazon_scraper import AmazonScraper
>>> amzn = AmazonScraper("put your access key", "secret key", "and associate tag here")

Search:

>>> import itertools
>>> for p in itertools.islice(amzn.search(Keywords='python', SearchIndex='Books'), 5):
>>>     print p.title
Learning Python, 5th Edition
Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science 2nd Edition
Python In A Day: Learn The Basics, Learn It Quick, Start Coding Fast (In A Day Books) (Volume 1)
Python for Data Analysis: Data Wrangling with Pandas, NumPy, and IPython
Python Cookbook

Lookup by ASIN/ItemId:

>>> p = amzn.lookup(ItemId='B00FLIJJSA')
>>> p.title
Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - for international shipment
>>> p.url
http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wi-Fi-Ink-Display-international/dp/B0051QVF7A/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Batch Lookups:

>>> for p in amzn.lookup(ItemId='B0051QVF7A,B007HCCNJU,B00BTI6HBS'):
>>>     print p.title
Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - for international shipment
Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers (Black)
Kindle Paperwhite 3G, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Free 3G + Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers

By URL:

>>> p = amzn.lookup(URL='http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wi-Fi-Ink-Display-international/dp/B0051QVF7A/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top')
>>> p.title
Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - for international shipment
>>> p.asin
B0051QVF7A

Product Ratings:

>>> p = amzn.lookup(ItemId='B00FLIJJSA')
>>> p.ratings
[8, 4, 6, 4, 13]

Alternative Bindings:

>>> p = amzn.lookup(ItemId='B000GRFTPS')
>>> p.alternatives
['B00IVM5X7E', '9163192993', '0899669433', 'B00IPXPQ9O', '1482998742', '0441444814', '1497344824']
>>> for asin in p.alternatives:
>>>     alt = amzn.lookup(ItemId=asin)
>>>     print alt.title, alt.binding
The King in Yellow Kindle Edition
The King in Yellow Unknown Binding
King in Yellow Hardcover
The Yellow Sign Audible Audio Edition
The King in Yellow MP3 CD
THE KING IN YELLOW Mass Market Paperback
The King in Yellow Paperback

Supplemental text not available via the API:

>>> p = amzn.lookup(ItemId='0441016685')
>>> p.supplemental_text
[u"Bob Howard is a computer-hacker desk jockey ... ", u"Lovecraft\'s Cthulhu meets Len Deighton\'s spies ... ", u"This dark, funny blend of SF and ... "]

View lists of reviews:

>>> p = amzn.lookup(ItemId='B0051QVF7A')
>>> rs = amzn.reviews(URL=p.reviews_url)
>>> rs.asin
B0051QVF7A
>>> rs.ids
['R3MF0NIRI3BT1E', 'R3N2XPJT4I1XTI', 'RWG7OQ5NMGUMW', 'R1FKKJWTJC4EAP', 'RR8NWZ0IXWX7K', 'R32AU655LW6HPU', 'R33XK7OO7TO68E', 'R3NJRC6XH88RBR', 'R21JS32BNNQ82O', 'R2C9KPSEH78IF7']
>>> rs.url
http://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B0051QVF7A/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_sort_recent?&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

By ASIN/ItemId:

>>> rs = amzn.reviews(ItemId='B0051QVF7A')
>>> rs.asin
B0051QVF7A
>>> rs.ids
['R3MF0NIRI3BT1E', 'R3N2XPJT4I1XTI', 'RWG7OQ5NMGUMW', 'R1FKKJWTJC4EAP', 'RR8NWZ0IXWX7K', 'R32AU655LW6HPU', 'R33XK7OO7TO68E', 'R3NJRC6XH88RBR', 'R21JS32BNNQ82O', 'R2C9KPSEH78IF7']

Individual reviews:

>>> r = amzn.review(Id=rs.ids[0])
>>> r.id
R3MF0NIRI3BT1E
>>> r.url
http://www.amazon.com/review/R3MF0NIRI3BT1E
>>> r.date
2011-09-29 18:27:14+00:00
>>> r.author
FreeSpirit
>>> r.text
Having been a little overwhelmed by the choices between all the new Kindles ... <snip>

By URL:

>>> r = amzn.review(URL='http://www.amazon.com/review/R3MF0NIRI3BT1E')
>>> r.id
R3MF0NIRI3BT1E

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