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Simple python rate limiting object

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Simple Python module providing rate limiting.

Overview

This package provides the ratelimiter module, which ensures that an operation will not be executed more than a given number of times on a given period. This can prove useful when working with third parties APIs which require for example a maximum of 10 requests per second.

Usage

Decorator

from ratelimiter import RateLimiter

@RateLimiter(max_calls=10, period=1)
def do_something():
    pass

Context Manager

from ratelimiter import RateLimiter

rate_limiter = RateLimiter(max_calls=10, period=1)

for i in range(100):
    with rate_limiter:
        do_something()

Callback

The callback is called in its own thread, so your callback may use sleep without delaying the rate limiter.

import time

from ratelimiter import RateLimiter

def limited(until):
    duration = int(round(until - time.time()))
    print('Rate limited, sleeping for {:d} seconds'.format(duration))

rate_limiter = RateLimiter(max_calls=2, period=3, callback=limited)

for i in range(3):
    with rate_limiter:
        print('Iteration', i)

Output:

Iteration 0
Iteration 1
Rate limited, sleeping for 3 seconds
Iteration 2

asyncio

The RateLimiter object can be used in an async with statement on Python 3.5+. Note that the callback must be a coroutine in this context. The coroutine callback is not called in a separate thread.

import asyncio
import time

from ratelimiter import RateLimiter

async def limited(until):
    duration = int(round(until - time.time()))
    print('Rate limited, sleeping for {:d} seconds'.format(duration))

async def coro():
    rate_limiter = RateLimiter(max_calls=2, period=3, callback=limited)
    for i in range(3):
        async with rate_limiter:
            print('Iteration', i)

loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()
loop.run_until_complete(coro())

License

Original work Copyright 2013 Arnaud Porterie
Modified work Copyright 2016 Frazer McLean

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the “License”); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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