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A python wrapper for the Discord API

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[![PyPI](]( is an API wrapper for Discord written in Python.

This was written to allow easier writing of bots or chat logs. Make sure to familiarise yourself with the API using the [documentation][doc].


### Breaking Changes

The discord API is constantly changing and the wrapper API is as well. There will be no effort to keep backwards compatibility in versions before `v1.0.0`.

I recommend that you follow the discussion in the [unofficial Discord API discord channel][ch] and update your installation periodically. I will attempt to make note of breaking changes in the API channel so make sure to subscribe to library news by typing `?sub news` in the channel.


## Installing

To install the library without full voice support, you can just run the following command:

python3 -m pip install -U

Otherwise to get voice support you should run the following command:

python3 -m pip install -U[voice]

To install the development version, do the following:

python3 -m pip install -U[voice]

or the more long winded from cloned source:

$ git clone
$ cd
$ python3 -m pip install -U .[voice]

Please note that on Linux installing voice you must install the following packages via your favourite package manager (e.g. `apt`, `yum`, etc) before running the above command:

- libffi-dev (or `libffi-devel` on some systems)
- python<version>-dev (e.g. `python3.5-dev` for Python 3.5)

## Quick Example

import discord
import asyncio

client = discord.Client()

async def on_ready():
print('Logged in as')

async def on_message(message):
if message.content.startswith('!test'):
counter = 0
tmp = await client.send_message(, 'Calculating messages...')
async for log in client.logs_from(, limit=100):
if ==
counter += 1

await client.edit_message(tmp, 'You have {} messages.'.format(counter))
elif message.content.startswith('!sleep'):
await asyncio.sleep(5)
await client.send_message(, 'Done sleeping')'token')

Note that in Python 3.4 you use `@asyncio.coroutine` instead of `async def` and `yield from` instead of `await`.

You can find examples in the examples directory.

## Requirements

- Python 3.4.2+
- `aiohttp` library
- `websockets` library
- `PyNaCl` library (optional, for voice only)
- On Linux systems this requires the `libffi` library. You can install in
debian based systems by doing `sudo apt-get install libffi-dev`.

Usually `pip` will handle these for you.

## Related Projects

- [discord.js](
- [](
- [Discord.NET](
- [DiscordSharp](
- [Discord4J](
- [discordrb](

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