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Wikipedia tools (for Humans)

Project description

Python and command-line MediaWiki access for Humans.

  • get an HTML or plain text “extract” (lead or summary)
  • get a representative image (pageimage, thumb, etc.)
  • get an Infobox as a python dictionary
  • get any/all Wikidata by title
  • get info in any language
  • get random info

This package is intended to make it as easy as possible to get data from MediaWiki instances, expose more Wikidata, and extend Wikimedia APIs just for kicks. We say (for Humans) because that is a goal. Questions, feedback, and especially contributions are welcome!


$ pip install wptools


>>> import wptools
>>> p ='Gandhi').get()
Gandhi (en)
  lang: en
  title: Gandhi
} (query) Gandhi (parse) 19379 (wikidata) Q1001 (claims) Q5|Q129286|Q6512732|Q668 (imageinfo) File:Portrait Gandhi.jpg|File:MKGandhi.jpg
Mahatma_Gandhi (en)
  cache: <dict(5)> {claims, imageinfo, parse, query, wikidata}
  claims: <dict(4)> {Q129286, Q5, Q6512732, Q668}
  description: pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India
  extext: <str(3200)> **Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi** (/ˈɡɑːndi, ˈɡæn...
  extract: <str(3875)> <p><b>Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi</b> (<span><...
  images: <list(4)>
  infobox: <dict(21)> {alma_mater, alt, birth_date, birth_name, birt...
  label: Mahatma Gandhi
  lang: en
  links: <list(10)>
  modified: <dict(2)> {page, wikidata}
  pageid: 19379
  parsetree: <str(239926)> <root><template><title>Redirect</title><p...
  props: <dict(7)> {P18, P27, P31, P345, P569, P570, P910}
  random: Mirco Baldacci
  title: Mahatma_Gandhi
  what: human
  wikibase: Q1001
  wikidata: <dict(7)> {IMDB, birth, category, citizenship, death, im...
  wikitext: <str(182553)> {{Redirect|Gandhi}}{{pp-move-indef}}{{pp-s...


See our wiki.

Please enjoy!

@siznax 👹

Release History

0.2.3 (2017-04-17)

  • Merge @aplz improvement: fetch full lists in infobox values (#62)
  • Get extract as HTML
  • Fix AttributeError bug (#47)
  • Refactoring fixes

0.2.0 (2016-11-06)

  • Many fixes/improvements with help of @seansay (thank you!)
  • Raise LookupError on API missing page/title
  • Consolidated images and caches
  • Support get_query() by pageid
  • Support proxy, timeout on all API entrypoints
  • Support for language variants (e.g. variant=’zh-cn’)
  • Support for non-https wikis via wiki=’
  • Automatically get_imageinfo() via MediaWiki API:Imageinfo
  • moved to wiki

0.1.7 (2016-09-20)

  • Minor fixes
  • Provide local SSL certs with python-certifi
  • Enabled extending Wikidata properties
  • Improved cache checking

0.1.4 (2016-09-06)

  • Python 3 support!
  • Implemented get_claims()
  • Patch get_rest() path, tests/test_advanced
  • Implemented get_wikidata() by title, lang
  • Geo coordinates Property:P625 from Wikidata
  • Added RESTBase support, lead attribute
  • Made the atomic object

0.1.0 (2016-08-25)

  • Many fixes, enhancements.
  • Much testing of random (title, lang, and wiki).
  • Allow chaining get_s or just get().
  • Enabled full-hydration from wikibase only.
  • Block further requests on fatal error.
  • Get 240x thumbnails instead of default 50x.
  • Harmonized silent and verbose arguments.
  • Mock-up tests/
  • Made a knowledge base.
  • Use _humans_ in README examples. ;-)

0.0.5 (2016-08-23)

  • Major re-write.
  • Exposed core.WPTools as entrypoint.
  • Added get_parse(), get_query(), and get_wikidata().
  • Added get(self) to query all APIs.
  • Added show(self) method to display fetched attrs.
  • Show instance attributes after each request.
  • Ignore requests if attrs will not be updated.
  • Enabled language support across APIs.
  • Gets random article if no arguments.
  • CLI scripts and tests disabled pending update.

0.0.4 (2016-08-16)

  • Added wptools.lead.
  • Added safe_exit() to CLI scripts.
  • Removed a fair amount of unused code.

0.0.3 (2016-08-12)

  • Implemented wptools.image choices.
  • Added wptools.api to simplify python i/f and CLI scripts.
  • Merged @0x9900’s CLI dist fixes.
  • A little more test coverage.
  • Starting to look like a legit module.

0.0.1 (2015)

  • Still better than alternatives for working with articles.

0.0.0 (2012)

  • It seems to work!

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