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A small Python library for accessing the SyntaxDB API

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This is a small Python library for accessing the SyntaxDB API.

SyntaxDB is a programing language syntax database. See for more infomation.

Official document of the API can be found at


pip install syntaxdb


import syntaxdb


The usage of the API doesn’t require any authentication.


First, there is an example:

import syntaxdb

db = syntaxdb.syntaxdb()

#add parameters if neccessary:
db.parameters['language_permalink'] = 'python'

#query concepts of language (here is Python):

Before executing some queries, we need to add the parameters (if necessary).

db.parameters['parameter_name'] = value

Then call concept(), language(), category() to get what we want (in the example we get all concepts corresponding to Python).

After finishing query, we can change parameters to make another query.

See parameters list in API’s document:

More detail about operations, parameter’s type, required parameters, response content type … can be found at the API documentation too.

To query an operation (listed in the API doc), we just simply add parameters mentioned in the doc (pay attention to required parameters), then call concept(), language() or category().


  • 26/2/2017: 0.0.1

    Inital release.
    Success build with Travis.
    Pip support.
  • 9/3/2017: 0.0.6

    Fix bug: function name "addparameters".
  • 8/5/2017: 0.1.2

    Add Python3 support.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcomed at


This library is a open source software licensed under the MIT License. Details provided in the LICENSE file.

SyntaxDB API copyrights © 2017 SyntaxDB

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