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A Python wrapper for the official Hacker News API (v0)

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Installation

pip install hackernews-python

Usage

>>> from hackernews import HackerNews
>>> hn = HackerNews()
>>> hn.top_stories()
[8422599, 8422087, 8422928, 8422581, 8423825...

>>> hn.user('pg')
{'delay': 2, 'id': 'pg', 'submitted': [7494555, 7494520, 749411...

>>> hn.user('pg')['created']
datetime.datetime(2006, 10, 9, 11, 21, 32)

>>> hn.item(1)['title']
'Y Combinator'

>>> hn.item(1)['time']
datetime.datetime(2006, 10, 9, 11, 21, 51)

>>> hn.max_item()
8424314

>>> hn.updates()
{'items': [8423690, 8424315, 8424299...], 'profiles': ['exampleuser',...]}

API Documentation

https://github.com/HackerNews/API

Release History

0.2.0 (2014-10-10)

  • Convert timestamps to native datetime objects (breaking change)

  • Added tests.py (100% line coverage)

  • Add link to official API docs to README.rst

0.1.1 (2014-10-09)

  • Improve syntax highlighting in README.rst

0.1.0 (2014-10-07)

  • 1st release

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