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A Python API for Stanford Explore Courses

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Stanford Explore Courses Python API

This package is a Python API for Stanford's Explore Courses site, which enables users to search through Stanford's catalog of over 13,000 courses.


Type the following command in terminal to install:

pip install explorecourses


Import the package's classes into your Python program:

from explorecourses import *

Import the filters module if you would like to use search filters:

from explorecourses import filters

Create a new CourseConnection:

connect = CourseConnection()

Query the Explore Courses database by department code:

courses = connect.get_courses_by_department("MATH", year="2017-2018")

Apply filters to your query:

courses = connect.get_courses_by_query("all courses", filters.AUTUMN, filters.WAY_AII)

Sample Program

from explorecourses import *
from explorecourses import filters

connect = CourseConnection()

# Print out all courses for 2017-2018.
year = "2017-2018"
for school in connect.get_schools(year):
    for dept in school.departments:
        courses = connect.get_courses_by_department(dept.code, year=year)
        for course in courses:


Thanks to Jim Sproch who wrote Stanford's Explore Courses Java API.

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