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 __metadata key.
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")
Since 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.