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PRAW, an acronym for `Python Reddit API Wrapper`, is a python package that allows for simple access to reddit's API.

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PRAW, an acronym for “Python Reddit API Wrapper”, is a python package that allows for simple access to reddit’s API. PRAW aims to be easy to use and internally follows all of reddit’s API rules. With PRAW there’s no need to introduce sleep calls in your code. Give your client an appropriate user agent and you’re set.


PRAW is supported on python 2.7, 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5. The recommended way to install PRAW is via pip.

pip install --pre praw


The --pre flag is needed to install PRAW4 as it is not yet the official version.

To install the latest development version of PRAW4 run the following instead:

pip install --upgrade

For instructions on installing python and pip see “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python” Installation Guides.

PRAW Discussion and Support

For those new to python, or would otherwise consider themselves a python beginner, please consider asking questions on the r/learnpython subreddit. There are wonderful people there who can help with general python and simple PRAW related questions.

Otherwise, there are a few official places to ask questions about PRAW:

/r/redditdev is the best place on reddit to ask PRAW related questions. This subreddit is for all reddit API related discussion so please tag submissions with [PRAW4]. Please perform a search on the subreddit first to see if anyone has similar questions.

Real-time chat can be conducted via the praw-dev/praw channel on gitter.

Please do not directly message any of the contributors via reddit, email, or gitter unless they have indicated otherwise. We strongly encourage everyone to help others with their questions.

Please file bugs and feature requests as issues on GitHub after first searching to ensure a similar issue was not already filed. If such an issue already exists please give it a thumbs up reaction. Comments to issues containing additional information are certainly welcome.


This project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.


PRAW’s documentation is located at


At this time the majority of the documentation has not yet been updated to PRAW4. Contributions are welcome.



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