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gnulynx 0.0.6

a task-based command line interface for analytics data

Latest Version: 0.1.2

gnulynx ====== gnulynx is a collection of tasks for connecting to api’s, retrieving and cleaning data, and returning json. It provides access to these methods via import in a script or through a command line interface. In addition, it provides a base “GnuTask” class for creating custom tasks which mirror the execution patterns of the tasks already provided in gnulynx.

Install

for now:

pip install git+https://github.com/newslynx/gnulynx.git

Dependencies

gnulynx builds upon a bunch of our libraries which in turn build upon other libraries. This means that there are a lot of dependencies. We manage this by making many of them optional and checking for import errors.

Principles

  • All dates should be input and output in UTC. Any localized date operations in the function should be handled by converting to the local time, executing the function, and converting any resulting dates back into UTC
  • All dates should be serialized as unix timestamps.
  • All urls should be unshortened using siegfried.unshorten_url.
  • All urls should be normalized using siegfried.prepare_url.

Basic CLI Usage:

All tasks can accept input in the following manners:

We’re using rss-feed here for example, but every task works the same.

NOTE For now tasks simply accept kwargs and stream those kwargs to stdout. We’ll shortly implement each method.

stdin

$ echo '{"kw": "value"}' | gnulynx rss-feed | jq '.'
>>> {
>>>  "kw": "value"
>>> }

NOTE: By passing in line-separated json via stdin, we can perform a task N times.

$ echo '{"kw": "value"}\n{"kw": "value"}' | gnulynx rss-feed | jq '.'
>>> {
>>>  "kw": "value"
>>> }
>>> {
>>>  "kw": "value"
>>> }

string

json:

$ gnulynx rss-feed '{"kw": "value"}' | jq '.'
>>> {
>>>  "kw": "value"
>>> }

file

json:

$ gnulynx rss-feed path/to/input.json | jq '.'

yaml:

$ gnulynx rss-feed path/to/input.yaml | jq '.'

yml too:

$ gnulynx rss-feed path/to/input.yml | jq '.'

Tasks

gnulynx will initially consist of the following set of tasks, each grouped by its source:

twitter

gnulynx twitter-list

Retrive tweets from a specific twitter list.

Imports From:

  • birdfeeder.list_timeline

Requires:

  • owner_screen_name - The screen_name of the list creator.
  • slug - The slug of the list, i.e. “members-of-congress”.

Accepts:

  • paginate - Whether or not to paginate through results via additional requests.
  • concurrent - Whether or not to run the task concurrently.
  • throttle - The number of seconds to wait between requests.
  • count - The number of tweets to return per request.
  • max_requests - The maximum number of requests to make in this task.
  • access_token - An authenticated user’s access token.
  • wait - How long to wait in between errors (seconds)
  • backoff - The factor by which to increase wait exponentially after successive errors.
  • timeout - The time (in seconds) at which to raise a timeout error.
  • since_id - The twitter id to start from (useful for polling).

Returns:

A generator of objects containing: * twitter_id - String * text - String * datetime - Datetime * in_reply_to_screen_name - String * in_reply_to_status_id - String * urls - Array of Strings * hashtags - Array of Strings * user_mentions - Array of Strings * img_urls - Array of Strings * screen_name - String * verified - Numeric * user_location - String

gnulynx twitter-user

Retrive tweets from a user’s timeline.

Imports From:

  • birdfeeder.user_timeline

Requires:

  • screen_name

Accepts:

  • paginate - Whether or not to paginate through results via additional requests.
  • concurrent - Whether or not to run the task concurrently.
  • throttle - The number of seconds to wait between requests.
  • count - The number of tweets to return per request.
  • max_requests - The maximum number of requests to make in this task.
  • access_token - An authenticated user’s access token.
  • wait - How long to wait in between errors (seconds)
  • backoff - The factor by which to increase wait exponentially after successive errors.
  • timeout - The time (in seconds) at which to raise a timeout error.
  • since_id - The twitter id to start from (useful for polling).

Returns:

A generator of objects containing: * twitter_id - Primary Key * text - String * datetime - Datetime * in_reply_to_screen_name - String * in_reply_to_status_id - String * urls - Array of Strings * hashtags - Array of Strings * user_mentions - Array of Strings * img_urls - Array of Strings * screen_name - String * verified - Numeric * user_location - String

gnulynx twitter-stream

Filter twitter’s streaming api for matching tweets.

Imports From:

  • birdfeeder.Stream

Accepts:

See more info for all here. * track * follow * locations * stall_warnings

Returns:

A generator of objects containing: * twitter_id - Primary Key * text - String * datetime - Datetime * in_reply_to_screen_name - String * in_reply_to_status_id - String * urls - Array of Strings * hashtags - Array of Strings * user_mentions - Array of Strings * img_urls - Array of Strings * screen_name - String * verified - Numeric * user_location - String

gnulynx twitter-user-stats

Get stats about a twitter user.

Imports From:

  • birdfeeder.user_stats

Requires:

  • screen_name - A user’s screen name.

Accepts:

  • access_token- An authenticated user’s access token.

Returns:

An object containing: * datetime - Datetime * screen_name - String * favorites - Numeric * followers - Numeric * friends - Numeric * listed - Numeric * statuses - Numeric

facebook

gnulynx facebook-page

Get posts from a facebook page.

Imports From:

  • zuckup.page

Requires:

  • page_id

Accepts:

  • paginate - Whether or not to paginate through results via additional requests.
  • concurrent - Whether or not to run t!he task concurrently.
  • throttle - The number of seconds to wait between requests.
  • limit - The number of tweets to return per request.
  • max_requests - The maximum number of requests to make in this task.
  • access_token - An authenticated user’s access token.
  • wait - How long to wait in between errors (seconds)
  • backoff - The factor by which to increase wait exponentially after successive errors.
  • timeout - The time (in seconds) at which to raise a timeout error.
  • since - The post id to start from (useful for polling).
  • until - The post id to to stop at (useful for polling).

Returns:

A generator of objects containing: * post_id - Primary Key * page_id - String * urls - Array of Strings * img_url - String * datetime - Datetime * message - String * description - String * status_type - String * type - String

gnulynx facebook-insights

Imports From:

  • zuckup.insights

Requires:

  • page_id

Accepts:

  • paginate - Whether or not to paginate through results via additional requests.
  • concurrent - Whether or not to run the task concurrently.
  • throttle - The number of seconds to wait between requests.
  • limit - The number of tweets to return per request.
  • max_requests - The maximum number of requests to make in this task.
  • access_token - An authenticated user’s access token.
  • wait - How long to wait in between errors (seconds)
  • backoff - The factor by which to increase wait exponentially after successive errors.
  • timeout - The time (in seconds) at which to raise a timeout error.
  • since - The post id to start from (useful for polling).
  • until - The post id to to stop at (useful for polling).

Returns:

A generator of objects containing: * page_id - String * post_id String * datetime Datetime * pub_datetime Datetime * TK - insights data, all Numeric

gnulynx facebook-page-stats

Get stats about a facebook page.

Imports From:

  • zuckup.page_stats

Requires:

  • page_id

Accepts:

  • access_token - An authenticated user’s token

Returns:

An object containing: * page_id - String * page_talking_about_count - Numeric * page_likes - Numeric * datetime - Datetime

galerts

gnulynx google-alerts-feed

google-analytics

gnulynx google-analytics-TK

rss

gnulynx rss-feed

hacker-news

gnulynx hacker-news-search-posts

gnulynx hacker-news-search-comments

reddit

homepage

gnulynx homepage-articles

scrape

gnulynx scrape-muckrack

 
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