Citibike data for python
The easiest way for python programmers to download and work with NYC's public citibike dataset. The citibike module provides both a command line interface and convenient API for filtering and streaming citibike data.
Lets get started by installing the citibike python module and downloading the citibike dataset. The download will take a few minutes.
Before doing this make sure you have enough space on your hardrive in your home directory. As of early May 2014 the citibike data set, recompressed with bzip2, takes 80Mb.
pip install citibike citibike_download_originals # Caches data in ~/.citibike citibike_stations > /dev/null # Build the station list cache
Citibike publishes data a month at a time; to update your dataset simply run these two commands monthly. citibike_download_originals will only download and recompress new data files.
citibike_download_originals citibike_stations > /dev/null
0.0.4 - citibike_dump generates proper json; add citibike_station_mapper command
0.0.3 - stationid, tripduration, bikeid, gender and birth year are treated as integers instead of strings.