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leaderboard 2.6.0

Leaderboards backed by Redis in Python

Latest Version: 2.8.0

# leaderboard

Leaderboards backed by [Redis](http://redis.io) in Python.

Builds off ideas proposed in http://blog.agoragames.com/2011/01/01/creating-high-score-tables-leaderboards-using-redis/.

## Installation

`pip install leaderboard`

Make sure your redis server is running! Redis configuration is outside the scope of this README, but
check out the [Redis documentation](http://redis.io/documentation).

## Usage

### Creating a leaderboard

Be sure to require the leaderboard library:

```python
from leaderboard import Leaderboard
```

Create a new leaderboard or attach to an existing leaderboard named 'highscores':

```python
highscore_lb = Leaderboard('highscores')
```

### Ranking members in the leaderboard

Add members to your leaderboard using `rank_member`:

```python
for index in range(1, 11):
  highscore_lb.rank_member('member_%s' % index, index)
```

You can call `rank_member` with the same member and the leaderboard will be updated automatically.

Get some information about your leaderboard:

```python
highscore_lb.total_members()
10

highscore_lb.total_pages()
1
```

Get some information about a specific member(s) in the leaderboard:

```python
highscore_lb.score_for('member_4')
4.0

highscore_lb.rank_for('member_4')
7

highscore_lb.rank_for('member_10')
1
```

### Retrieving members from the leaderboard

Get page 1 in the leaderboard:

```python
highscore_lb.leaders(1)

[{'member': 'member_10', 'score': 10.0, 'rank': 1}, {'member': 'member_9', 'score': 9.0, 'rank': 2}, {'member': 'member_8', 'score': 8.0, 'rank': 3}, {'member': 'member_7', 'score': 7.0, 'rank': 4}, {'member': 'member_6', 'score': 6.0, 'rank': 5}, {'member': 'member_5', 'score': 5.0, 'rank': 6}, {'member': 'member_4', 'score': 4.0, 'rank': 7}, {'member': 'member_3', 'score': 3.0, 'rank': 8}, {'member': 'member_2', 'score': 2.0, 'rank': 9}, {'member': 'member_1', 'score': 1.0, 'rank': 10}]
```

Add more members to your leaderboard:

```python
for index in range(50, 96):
  highscore_lb.rank_member('member_%s' % index, index)

highscore_lb.total_pages()
3
```

Get an "Around Me" leaderboard page for a given member, which pulls members above and below the given member:

```python
highscore_lb.around_me('member_53')

[{'member': 'member_65', 'score': 65.0, 'rank': 31}, {'member': 'member_64', 'score': 64.0, 'rank': 32}, {'member': 'member_63', 'score': 63.0, 'rank': 33}, {'member': 'member_62', 'score': 62.0, 'rank': 34}, {'member': 'member_61', 'score': 61.0, 'rank': 35}, {'member': 'member_60', 'score': 60.0, 'rank': 36}, {'member': 'member_59', 'score': 59.0, 'rank': 37}, {'member': 'member_58', 'score': 58.0, 'rank': 38}, {'member': 'member_57', 'score': 57.0, 'rank': 39}, {'member': 'member_56', 'score': 56.0, 'rank': 40}, {'member': 'member_55', 'score': 55.0, 'rank': 41}, {'member': 'member_54', 'score': 54.0, 'rank': 42}, {'member': 'member_53', 'score': 53.0, 'rank': 43}, {'member': 'member_52', 'score': 52.0, 'rank': 44}, {'member': 'member_51', 'score': 51.0, 'rank': 45}, {'member': 'member_50', 'score': 50.0, 'rank': 46}, {'member': 'member_10', 'score': 10.0, 'rank': 47}, {'member': 'member_9', 'score': 9.0, 'rank': 48}, {'member': 'member_8', 'score': 8.0, 'rank': 49}, {'member': 'member_7', 'score': 7.0, 'rank': 50}, {'member': 'member_6', 'score': 6.0, 'rank': 51}, {'member': 'member_5', 'score': 5.0, 'rank': 52}, {'member': 'member_4', 'score': 4.0, 'rank': 53}, {'member': 'member_3', 'score': 3.0, 'rank': 54}, {'member': 'member_2', 'score': 2.0, 'rank': 55}]
```

Get rank and score for an arbitrary list of members (e.g. friends) from the leaderboard:

```python
highscore_lb.ranked_in_list(['member_1', 'member_62', 'member_67'])

[{'member': 'member_1', 'score': 1.0, 'rank': 56}, {'member': 'member_62', 'score': 62.0, 'rank': 34}, {'member': 'member_67', 'score': 67.0, 'rank': 29}]
```

Retrieve members from the leaderboard in a given score range:

```python
highscore_lb.members_from_score_range(4, 19)

[{'member': 'member_10', 'score': 10.0, 'rank': 47}, {'member': 'member_9', 'score': 9.0, 'rank': 48}, {'member': 'member_8', 'score': 8.0, 'rank': 49}, {'member': 'member_7', 'score': 7.0, 'rank': 50}, {'member': 'member_6', 'score': 6.0, 'rank': 51}, {'member': 'member_5', 'score': 5.0, 'rank': 52}, {'member': 'member_4', 'score': 4.0, 'rank': 53}]
```

Retrieve a single member from the leaderboard at a given position:

```python
highscore_lb.member_at(4)

{'member': 'member_92', 'score': 92.0, 'rank': 4}
```

Retrieve a range of members from the leaderboard within a given rank range:

```python
highscore_lb.members_from_rank_range(1, 5)

[{'member': 'member_95', 'score': 95.0, 'rank': 1}, {'member': 'member_94', 'score': 94.0, 'rank': 2}, {'member': 'member_93', 'score': 93.0, 'rank': 3}, {'member': 'member_92', 'score': 92.0, 'rank': 4}, {'member': 'member_91', 'score': 91.0, 'rank': 5}]
```

#### Optional member data notes

If you use optional member data, the use of the `remove_members_in_score_range` or `remove_members_outside_rank` methods
will leave data around in the member data hash. This is because the internal Redis method, `zremrangebyscore`,
only returns the number of items removed. It does not return the members that it removed.

#### Leaderboard request options

You can pass various options to the calls `leaders`, `all_leaders`, `around_me`, `members_from_score_range`, `members_from_rank_range` and `ranked_in_list`. Valid options are:

* `with_member_data` - `true` or `false` to return the optional member data.
* `page_size` - An integer value to change the page size for that call.
* `members_only` - `true` or `false` to return only the members without their score and rank.
* `sort_option` - Valid values for `sort_option` are `score` and `rank`.

### Conditionally rank a member in the leaderboard

You can pass a function to the `rank_member_if` method to conditionally rank a member in the leaderboard. The function is passed the following 5 parameters:

* `member`: Member name.
* `current_score`: Current score for the member in the leaderboard. May be `nil` if the member is not currently ranked in the leaderboard.
* `score`: Member score.
* `member_data`: Optional member data.
* `leaderboard_options`: Leaderboard options, e.g. 'reverse': Value of reverse option

```python
def highscore_check(self, member, current_score, score, member_data, leaderboard_options):
  if (current_score is None):
    return True
  if (score > current_score):
    return True
  return False

highscore_lb.rank_member_if(highscore_check, 'david', 1337)
highscore_lb.score_for('david')

1337.0

highscore_lb.rank_member_if(highscore_check, 'david', 1336)
highscore_lb.score_for('david')

1337.0

highscore_lb.rank_member_if(highscore_check, 'david', 1338)
highscore_lb.score_for('david')

1338.0
```

### Ranking a member across multiple leaderboards

```ruby
highscore_lb.rank_member_across(['highscores', 'more_highscores'], 'david', 50000, { 'member_name': 'david' })
```

## Performance Metrics

You can view [performance metrics](https://github.com/agoragames/leaderboard#performance-metrics) for the
leaderboard library at the original Ruby library's page.

## Ports

The following ports have been made of the [leaderboard gem](https://github.com/agoragames/leaderboard).

Officially supported:

* CoffeeScript: https://github.com/agoragames/leaderboard-coffeescript
* Python: https://github.com/agoragames/leaderboard-python
* Ruby: https://github.com/agoragames/leaderboard

Unofficially supported (they need some feature parity love):

* Java: https://github.com/agoragames/java-leaderboard
* PHP: https://github.com/agoragames/php-leaderboard
* Scala: https://github.com/agoragames/scala-leaderboard

## Contributing to leaderboard

* Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet
* Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it
* Fork the project
* Start a feature/bugfix branch
* Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution
* Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
* Please try not to mess with the version or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.

## Copyright

Copyright (c) 2011-2013 Ola Mork, David Czarnecki. See LICENSE.txt for further details.
 
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