Release v. (Installation)
Requests is an ISC Licensed HTTP library, written in Python, for human beings.
Most existing Python modules for sending HTTP requests are extremely verbose and cumbersome. Python’s builtin urllib2 module provides most of the HTTP capabilities you should need, but the api is thoroughly broken. It requires an enormous amount of work (even method overrides) to perform the simplest of tasks.
Things shouldn’t be this way. Not in Python.
>>> r = requests.get('https://api.github.com', auth=('user', 'pass')) >>> r.status_code 200 >>> r.headers['content-type'] 'application/json'
Requests allow you to send HEAD, GET, POST, PUT,
PATCH, and DELETE HTTP requests. You can add headers, form data,
multipart files, and parameters with simple Python dictionaries, and access the
response data in the same way. It’s powered by
urllib2, but it does
all the hard work and crazy hacks for you.
Twitter, Inc uses Requests internally.
Nuked a 1200 LOC spaghetti code library with 10 lines of code thanks to @kennethreitz’s request library. Today has been AWESOME.
Python HTTP: When in doubt, or when not in doubt, use Requests. Beautiful, simple, Pythonic.
Requests is awesome. That is all.
I can never remember how to do it the regular way.
import requests; requests.get() is just so easy!
This part of the documentation, which is mostly prose, begins with some background information about Requests, then focuses on step-by-step instructions for getting the most out of Requests.
If you are looking for information on a specific function, class or method, this part of the documentation is for you.
If you want to contribute to the project, this part of the documentation is for you.