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An API for accessing Python packet information hosted on

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This python module provides an API for accessing Python packet information hosted on

Information about this module can be found here:

Why this module?

Apparently quite some people would like to retrieve information from As I was not able to find a suitable package quickly that already implemented such behavior I decided to implement an own one and provide it publically.

How to use this module

Import this module

Please include this module into your application using the following code:

import jk_pypiorgapi

Instantiate the API object

In order to access the API you have to instantiate an API object. This is done as shown here:

api = jk_pypiorgapi.PyPiOrgAPI()

NOTE: The reason behind that is simple: Code flexibility. This way modifications and extensions will be possible if some things change with So please first instantiate an API object, then you can use it.

List existing packages

If you want to access a list of all packages hosted on, you can use this method:

packageNames = api.listAllPackages()

Please be aware that invoking this method is expensive. The reason why calling is method is expensive is that the package index nowadays has over 16 MBytes in size. Please use this method wisely to avoid server load on and do not download the package index too frequently!

List existing packages

If you want to retrieve information about a certain package hosted on, you can use this method:

jData = api.getPackageInfoJSON("jk_pypiorgapi")

This will look up the package jk_pypiorgapi and retrieve all information about it as a JSON data structure. This method directly provides the information provides via its API.

NOTE: For experimenting you might want to display this data in an easy way. jk_json provides a convenience method named prettyPrint() for that purpose:

import jk_json


This module has the following dependencies:



This software is provided under the following license:

  • Apache Software License 2.0

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