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currencylayer python API client

Project Description
currencylayer
=============
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Python API client for currencylayer. This library supports all API access provide by currencylayer. Check https://currencylayer.com/documentation for more info.
This package is compatible with Python 2.7, 3.0 to 3.5

Basic Use
---------
To use currencylayer, you must first create a `Client` instance,
passing the access key id you obtained when you registered
with currencylayer:

.. code:: python

import currencylayer
exchange_rate = currencylayer.Client(access_key=YOUR_ACCESS_KEY)
exchange_rate.currencies()
e.g response
{
"terms": "https://currencylayer.com/terms",
"privacy": "https://currencylayer.com/privacy",
"timestamp": 1430401802,
"source": "USD",
"quotes": {
"USDAED": 3.672982,
"USDAFN": 57.8936,
[...]
}
}

Live Rates
---------
To get live rates, Call live_rates method and pass optional currency

.. code:: python

import currencylayer
exchange_rate = currencylayer.Client(access_key=YOUR_ACCESS_KEY)
exchange_rate.live_rates(base_currency='GBP')
e.g response
{
"success": true,
"terms": "https://currencylayer.com/terms",
"privacy": "https://currencylayer.com/privacy",
"timestamp": 1430068515,
"source": "GBP",
"quotes": {
"GBPAED": 5.578448,
"GBPAFN": 87.869413,
"GBPALL": 196.414724,
"GBPAMD": 719.087298,
"GBPANG": 2.717836,
"GBPAOA": 165.601846,
"GBPARS": 13.514458,
"GBPAUD": 1.941526,
[...]
}
}

Live Rates for Specific Currencies
---------
To get live rates, for specific currencies Call live_rates_for method and pass optional array of currencies e.g ['EUR', 'GBP', 'AED'] and and optional base currency

.. code:: python

import currencylayer
exchange_rate = currencylayer.Client(access_key=YOUR_ACCESS_KEY)
exchange_rate.live_rates_for(currencies=['AUD','CHF','EUR','GBP','PLN'], base_currency='USD')
e.g response
{
"success": true,
"terms": "https://currencylayer.com/terms",
"privacy": "https://currencylayer.com/privacy",
"timestamp": 1430068515,
"source": "USD",
"quotes": {
"USDAUD": 1.278384,
"USDCHF": 0.953975,
"USDEUR": 0.919677,
"USDGBP": 0.658443,
"USDPLN": 3.713873
}
}

Historical Rates
---------
To get historical rates, Call historical method and pass date and currency. If no date or currency is provided current date and USD is used. Date format required is YEAR-MONTH-DAY

.. code:: python

import currencylayer
exchange_rate = currencylayer.Client(access_key=YOUR_ACCESS_KEY)
exchange_rate.historical(date='2005-02-01', base_currency='USD')
e.g response
{
"success": true,
"terms": "https://currencylayer.com/terms",
"privacy": "https://currencylayer.com/privacy",
"historical": true,
"date": "2005-02-01",
"timestamp": 1107302399,
"source": "USD",
"quotes": {
"USDAED": 3.67266,
"USDALL": 96.848753,
"USDAMD": 475.798297,
"USDANG": 1.790403,
"USDARS": 2.918969,
"USDAUD": 1.293878,
[...]
}
}


Currency Conversion
---------
To convert rate from one currency to another, Call convert method and pass three required parameters. from_currency, to_currency, amount and optional date.

.. code:: python

import currencylayer
exchange_rate = currencylayer.Client(access_key=YOUR_ACCESS_KEY)
exchange_rate.convert(from_currency='USD', to_currency='GBP', amount=10)
e.g response
{
"success": true,
"terms": "https://currencylayer.com/terms",
"privacy": "https://currencylayer.com/privacy",
"query": {
"from": "USD",
"to": "GBP",
"amount": 10
},
"info": {
"timestamp": 1430068515,
"quote": 0.658443
},
"result": 6.58443
}

Time-Frame Queries
---------
To request historical exchange rates for a time-period of your choice call timeframe function pass three required parameters. start_date, end_date, currencies which must be a list and optional date.

.. code:: python

import currencylayer
exchange_rate = currencylayer.Client(access_key=YOUR_ACCESS_KEY)
exchange_rate.timeframe(start_date='2010-03-01', end_date='2010-04-01', currencies=['USD', 'GBP', 'EUR'])
e.g response
{
"success": true,
"terms": "https://currencylayer.com/terms",
"privacy": "https://currencylayer.com/privacy",
"timeframe": true,
"start_date": "2010-03-01",
"end_date": "2010-04-01",
"source": "USD",
"quotes": {
"2010-03-01": {
"USDUSD": 1,
"USDGBP": 0.668525,
"USDEUR": 0.738541
},
"2010-03-02": {
"USDUSD": 1,
"USDGBP": 0.668827,
"USDEUR": 0.736145
},
[...]
}
}

Currency-Change Queries
---------
To request the change (both margin and percentage) of one or more currencies, relative to a Source Currency, within a specific time-frame (optional).
Call change_queries and pass three required parameters. start_date, end_date, currencies which must be a list and optional base_currency

.. code:: python

import currencylayer
exchange_rate = currencylayer.Client(access_key=YOUR_ACCESS_KEY)
exchange_rate.change_queries(start_date='2010-03-01', end_date='2010-04-01', currencies=['AUD','EUR','MXN'])
e.g response
{
"success":true,
"terms":"https:\/\/currencylayer.com\/terms",
"privacy":"https:\/\/currencylayer.com\/privacy",
"change":true,
"start_date":"2005-01-01",
"end_date":"2010-01-01",
"source":"USD",
"quotes":{
"USDAUD":{
"start_rate":1.28124,
"end_rate":1.108613,
"change":-0.1726,
"change_pct":-13.4734
},
"USDEUR":{
"start_rate":0.73618,
"end_rate":0.697257,
"change":-0.0389,
"change_pct":-5.2872
},
"USDMXN":{
"start_rate":11.149366,
"end_rate":13.108761,
"change":1.9594,
"change_pct":17.574
}
}
}

Unit Test
---------
To run unit test:

.. code:: python

python test.py



Installation
============

Install the latest release with:

::

pip install currencylayer


Compatibility
-------------
Python 2.7, 3.0 to 3.5


Authors
-------

`currencylayer` was written by `Said Ali <said.ali@msn.com>`_.
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