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Requests wrapper to log onto

Project Description

Requests-AEAweb is a custom Requests class to log onto, the website of the American Economic Association.


Curently can only be downloaded from source; available on pip very soon.

$ pip install requests_aeaweb


Detailed documentation available at


The AEAweb class logs onto and establishes a connection with the host. The session attribute returns a Request Session object with all the methods of the main Requests API.

>>> from requests_aeaweb import AEAweb

# Establish AEAweb connection object.
>>> deets = {'username': 'someuser', 'password': 'XXXX'}
>>> conn = AEAweb(login=deets)

# Use session attribute to access Requests methods.
>>> url = '{}/articles.php'.format(conn.url)
>>> payload = {'doi': '10.1257/aer.20130626'}
>>> request = conn.session.get(url, params=payload)
>>> request.status_code

# Do stuff with your request object.
>>> from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
>>> soup = BeautifulSoup(request.text, 'html.parser')
>>> soup.title
'AEAweb: AER (106,3) p. 525 - University Differences in the Graduation of Minorities in STEM Fields: Evidence from California'

The AER subclass contains the html, pdf and ref methods to download the webpage HTML, PDF and bibliographic information of articles published in the American Economic Review.

>>> from requests_aeaweb import AER

# Establish AEAweb connection object via AER.
>>> conn = AER(login=deets)

# Download the HTML of the article with document id 10.1257/aer.20140289.
>>> doc_id = '10.1257/aer.20140289'
>>> html = conn.html(id=doc_id)

# Download the document PDF.
>>> pdf = conn.pdf(id=doc_id, file='article.pdf')

# Download the bibliographic information.
>>> biblio = conn.ref(id=doc_id)
>>> biblio['Authors']
[{'Affiliation': 'Johns Hopkins U', 'Name': 'Korinek, Anton'}, {'Affiliation': 'MIT', 'Name': 'Simsek, Alp'}]

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