Python wrapper for the US Dept. of Labor's developer API.
Usage is straightforward:
import python_usdol conn = python_usdol.Connection(token='mytoken', secret='mysharedsecret') data = conn.fetch_data('FAQ', 'Topic')
Where 'FAQ' and 'Topic' are the names of the targeted dataset and table within the dataset, respectively. For a full list of datasets and tables, please consult the Dept. of Labor's developer website, linked above.
fetch_data returns a dictionary, with a key for each column on the database you've specified, with an additional
Some datasets have "multipart" names, e.g. the Consumer Expenditure Survey Dataset. In this case, since the base url is
http://api.dol.gov/V1/Statistics/ConsumerExpenditure, vice e.g.
.../V1/FORMS, for the first argument to fetch data, you would pass the "multipart" Agency name:
data = conn.fetch_data('Statistics/ConsumerExpenditure', '<desired table name>')
Python-USDOL has support for the following methods outlined in the DOL's API Access Guide:
Using the filter method goes thusly:
data = conn.fetch_data("FAQ", "Topic", filter_="TopicID eq 5")
filter is a keyword in Python, Python-USDOL uses
filter_ in its place.
Please help make this API better for everyone by reporting bugs, forking and submitting patches.