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Fetches and parses data from Quora.

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pyquora
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Note: parts of this library may be broken due to changes on Quora's end. Issues and pull requests welcome.
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A Python module to fetch and parse data from Quora.

Table of Contents
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- `Installation <#installation>`__
- `Usage <#usage>`__
- `Features <#features>`__
- `Contribute <#contribute>`__
- `Projects using ``pyquora`` <#projects-using-pyquora>`__

Installation
------------

You will need `Python 2 <https://www.python.org/download/>`__.
`pip <http://pip.readthedocs.org/en/latest/installing.html>`__ is
recommended for installing dependencies.

Install using pip:

::

pip install quora

Usage
-----

User statistics
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.. code:: python

from quora import User

user = User('Christopher-J-Su')

# Get user activity
activity = user.activity

# Do stuff with the parsed activity data
print activity

# Get user statistics
stats = user.stats

# Take a gander
print stats

Questions
~~~~~~~~~

.. code:: python

from quora import Quora

# Get question statistics
question = Quora.get_question_stats('what-is-python')

# question is:
# {
# 'want_answers': 3,
# 'question_text': u'What is python?',
# 'topics': [u'Science, Engineering, and Technology', u'Technology', u'Electronics', u'Computers'],
# 'question_details': None, 'answer_count': 1,
# 'answer_wiki': '<div class="hidden" id="answer_wiki"><div id="ld_mqcfmt_15628"><div id="__w2_po3p1uM_wiki"></div></div></div>',
# }

Answer statistics
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

.. code:: python

from quora import Quora

# The function can be called in any of the following ways.
answer = Quora.get_one_answer('http://qr.ae/6hARL')
answer = Quora.get_one_answer('6hARL')
answer = Quora.get_one_answer(question, author) # question and answer are variables

# answer is:
# {
# 'want_answers': 8,
# 'views': 197,
# 'author': u'Mayur-P-R-Rohith',
# 'question_link': u'https://www.quora.com/Does-Quora-similar-question-search-when-posing-a-new-question-work-better-than-the-search-box-ove',
# 'comment_count': 1,
# 'answer': '...',
# 'upvote_count': 5
# }

# Get the latest answers from a question
latest_answers = Quora.get_latest_answers('what-is-python')

Features
--------

Currently implemented
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- User statistics
- User activity
- Question statistics
- Answer statistics

To do
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- Detailed user information (followers, following, etc.; not just
statistics)

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