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 204 >>> r.headers['content-type'] 'application/json' >>> r.content ...
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
urllib3, and it strives to be as elegant and approachable as possible.
Requests is the perfect example how beautiful an API can be with the right level of abstraction.
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.
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.
This part of the documentation, which is mostly prose, details the Requests ecosystem and community.
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.