a library for scraping things
scrapelib is a library for making requests to less-than-reliable websites, it is implemented (as of 0.7) as a wrapper around requests.
scrapelib originated as part of the Open States project to scrape the websites of all 50 state legislatures and as a result was therefore designed with features desirable when dealing with sites that have intermittent errors or require rate-limiting.
Advantages of using scrapelib over alternatives like httplib2 simply using requests as-is:
Written by James Turk <firstname.lastname@example.org>, thanks to Michael Stephens for initial urllib2/httplib2 version
See https://github.com/jamesturk/scrapelib/graphs/contributors for contributors.
import scrapelib s = scrapelib.Scraper(requests_per_minute=10) # Grab Google front page s.get('http://google.com') # Will be throttled to 10 HTTP requests per minute while True: s.get('http://example.com')