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Python library for using Mixpanel asynchronously

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This library allows for using the Mixpanel python client in an asynchronous way. Using the AsyncBufferedConsumer, events sent to the Mixpanel API will be batched and then flushed in a thread without blocking the main thread. This is extremely useful in a request/response scenario where response time is important.

The library can be installed using pip:

pip install mixpanel-py-async

Getting Started
Typical usage usually looks like this:

#!/usr/bin/env python
from mixpanel import Mixpanel
from mixpanel_async import AsynBufferedConsumer

mp = Mixpanel(YOUR_TOKEN, consumer=AsyncBufferedConsumer())

# tracks an event with certain properties
mp.track('button clicked', {'color' : 'blue', 'size': 'large'})

# sends an update to a user profile
mp.people_set(USER_ID, {'$first_name' : 'Amy', 'favorite color': 'red'})

These events will be batched and then sent in a seperate, asynchronous thread.

### Configuration

For most users, the default configuration should work perfectly. For more specific needs, AsyncBufferedConsumer has a variety of configuration options, which you can use to manage how it batches and sends API requests.

* `flush_after (datetime.timedelta)` — *defaults to 10 seconds* — the time period after which the AsyncBufferedConsumer will flush the events upon receiving a new event (no matter what the event queue size is)

* `flush_first (bool)` - *defaults to True* — whether the consumer should always flush the first event.

* `max_size (int)` — *defaults to 20* — how big a given event queue can get before it is flushed by the consumer

* `events_url (str)` — *defaults to standard Mixpanel API URL* — the Mixpanel API URL that track events will be sent to

* `people_url (str)` — *defaults to standard Mixpanel API URL* — the Mixpanel API URL that people events will be sent to

### Usage

Typically, after configuring the AsyncBufferedConsumer and passing it to the Mixpanel object, you will never have to use it again. That said, there are a few methods which can be useful.

* `flush()` — tells the AsyncBufferedConsumer to flush all of the events in its queues. If you call it with `async=False` this flush will happen in the main thread (useful for ensuring all events are sent before a process ends)

#!/usr/bin/env python
from mixpanel import Mixpanel
from mixpanel_async import AsynBufferedConsumer

consumer = AsyncBufferedConsumer()
mixpanel = Mixpanel(YOUR_TOKEN, consumer=consumer)

# tracks an event with certain properties
mp.track('button clicked', {'color' : 'blue', 'size': 'large'})

# all events are flushed and process ends


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Once you’re ready:

* Fork the project on GitHub
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* Push up your branch: `git push your_remote awesome_feature`
* Create a Pull Request for the topic branch, asking for review.

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* If you want access to the core repository feel free to ask! Then you
can change origin to point to the Read+Write URL:

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[Mixpanel python docs](
[Mixpanel client libary](

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