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Simple Craigslist wrapper.

Project description

A simple Craigslist wrapper.

License: MIT-Zero.

Disclaimer

  • I don’t work for or have any affiliation with Craigslist.
  • This module was implemented for educational purposes. It should not be used for crawling or downloading data from Craigslist.

Installation

pip install python-craigslist

Classes

Base class:

  • CraigslistBase

Subclasses:

  • CraigslistCommunity (craigslist.org > community)
  • CraigslistHousing (craigslist.org > housing)
  • CraigslistJobs (craigslist.org > jobs)
  • CraigslistForSale (craigslist.org > for sale)
  • CraigslistEvents (craigslist.org > event calendar)
  • CraigslistServices (craigslist.org > services)
  • CraigslistGigs (craigslist.org > gigs)
  • CraigslistResumes (craigslist.org > resumes)

Examples

Looking for a room in San Francisco?

from craigslist import CraigslistHousing
cl_h = CraigslistHousing(site='sfbay', area='sfc', category='roo',
                         filters={'max_price': 1200, 'private_room': True})

# You can get an approximate amount of results with the following call:
print(cl_h.get_results_approx_count())

992

for result in cl_h.get_results(sort_by='newest', geotagged=True):
    print(result)

{
    'id': u'4851150747',
    'name': u'Near SFSU, UCSF and NEWLY FURNISHED - CLEAN, CONVENIENT and CLEAN!',
    'url': u'http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/roo/4851150747.html',
    'datetime': u'2015-01-27 23:44',
    'price': u'$1100',
    'where': u'inner sunset / UCSF',
    'has_image': False,
    'has_map': True,
    'geotag': (37.738473, -122.494721)
}
# ...

Maybe a software engineering internship in Silicon Valley?

from craigslist import CraigslistJobs
cl_j = CraigslistJobs(site='sfbay', area='sby', category='sof',
                      filters={'is_internship': True, 'employment_type': ['full-time', 'part-time']})

for result in cl_j.get_results():
    print(result)

{
    'id': u'5708651182',
    'name': u'GAME DEVELOPER INTERNSHIP AT TYNKER - AVAILABLE NOW!',
    'url': u'http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/eng/5708651182.html',
    'datetime': u'2016-07-30 13:30',
    'price': None,
    'where': u'mountain view',
    'has_image': True,
    'has_map': True,
    'geotag': None
}
# ...

Events with free food in New York?

from craigslist import CraigslistEvents
cl_e = CraigslistEvents(site='newyork', filters={'free': True, 'food': True})

for result in cl_e.get_results(sort_by='newest', limit=5):
    print(result)

{
    'id': u'4866178242',
    'name': u'Lituation Thursdays @ Le Reve',
    'url': u'http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/eve/4866178242.html',
    'datetime': u'1/29',
    'price': None,
    'where': u'Midtown East',
    'has_image': True,
    'has_map': True,
    'geotag': None
}
# ...

Where to get filters from?

Every subclass has its own set of filters. To get a list of all the filters supported by a specific subclass, use the .show_filters() class-method:

>>> from craigslist import CraigslistJobs, CraigslistForSale
>>> CraigslistJobs.show_filters()

Base filters:
* query = ...
* search_titles = True/False
* has_image = True/False
* posted_today = True/False
* bundle_duplicates = True/False
* search_distance = ...
* zip_code = ...

CraigslistJobs filters:
* is_internship = True/False
* is_nonprofit = True/False
* is_telecommuting = True/False
* employment_type = u'full-time', u'part-time', u'contract', u"employee's choice"


>>> CraigslistForSale.show_filters(category='cta')

Base filters:
* query = ...
* search_titles = True/False
* has_image = True/False
* posted_today = True/False
* bundle_duplicates = True/False
* search_distance = ...
* zip_code = ...

CraigslistForSale filters with category 'cta':
* min_price = ...
* max_price = ...
* make = ...
* model = ...
* min_year = ...
* max_year = ...
* min_miles = ...
* max_miles = ...
* min_engine_displacement = ...
* max_engine_displacement = ...
* condition = u'new', u'like new', u'excellent', u'good', u'fair', u'salvage'
* auto_cylinders = u'3 cylinders', u'4 cylinders', u'5 cylinders', u'6 cylinders', u'8 cylinders', u'10 cylinders', u'12 cylinders', u'other'
* auto_drivetrain = u'fwd', u'rwd', u'4wd'
* auto_fuel_type = u'gas', u'diesel', u'hybrid', u'electric', u'other'
* auto_paint = u'black', u'blue', u'brown', u'green', u'grey', u'orange', u'purple', u'red', u'silver', u'white', u'yellow', u'custom'
* auto_size = u'compact', u'full-size', u'mid-size', u'sub-compact'
* auto_title_status = u'clean', u'salvage', u'rebuilt', u'parts only', u'lien', u'missing'
* auto_transmission = u'manual', u'automatic', u'other'
* auto_bodytype = u'bus', u'convertible', u'coupe', u'hatchback', u'mini-van', u'offroad', u'pickup', u'sedan', u'truck', u'SUV', u'wagon', u'van', u'other'

Where to get site and area from?

When initializing any of the subclasses, you’ll need to provide the site, and optionall the area, from where you want to query data.

To get the correct site, follow these steps:

  1. Go to craigslist.org/about/sites.
  2. Find the country or city you’re interested on, and click on it.
  3. You’ll be directed to <site>.craigslist.org. The value of <site> in the URL is the one you should use.

Not all sites have areas. To check if your site has areas, check for links next to the title of the Craigslist page, on the top center. For example, for New York you’ll see:

https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/1008637/45307206-bb404d80-b51e-11e8-8e6d-edfbdbd0a6fa.png

Click on the one you’re interested, and you’ll be redirected to <site>.craigslist.org/<area>. The value of <area> in the URL is the one you should use. If there are no areas next to the title, it means your site has no areas, and you can leave that argument unset.

Where to get category from?

You can additionally provide a category when initializing any of the subclasses. To get a list of all the categories supported by a specific subclass, use the .show_categories() class-method:

>>> from craigslist import CraigslistServices
>>> CraigslistServices.show_categories()

CraigslistServices categories:
* aos = automotive services
* bts = beauty services
* cms = cell phone / mobile services
* cps = computer services
* crs = creative services
* cys = cycle services
* evs = event services
* fgs = farm & garden services
* fns = financial services
* hws = health/wellness services
* hss = household services
* lbs = labor / hauling / moving
* lgs = legal services
* lss = lessons & tutoring
* mas = marine services
* pas = pet services
* rts = real estate services
* sks = skilled trade services
* biz = small biz ads
* trv = travel/vacation services
* wet = writing / editing / translation

Is there a limit for the number of results?

Yes, Craigslist caps the results for any search to 3000.

Support

If you find any bug or you want to propose a new feature, please use the issues tracker. I’ll be happy to help you! :-)

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