PRAW: The Python Reddit API Wrapper
PRAW, an acronym for "Python Reddit API Wrapper", is a python package that
allows for simple access to Reddit's API. PRAW aims to be easy to use and
internally follows all of Reddit's API rules. With PRAW there's no need to
sleep calls in your code. Give your client an appropriate user
agent and you're set.
PRAW is supported on python 2.7, 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5. The recommended way to install PRAW is via pip.
pip install --pre praw
--pre flag is needed to install PRAW4 as it is not yet the
To install the latest development version of PRAW4 run the following instead:
pip install --upgrade https://github.com/praw-dev/praw/archive/praw4.zip
For instructions on installing python and pip see "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python" Installation Guides.
PRAW Discussion and Support
For those new to python, or would otherwise consider themselves a python beginner, please consider asking questions on the r/learnpython subreddit. There are wonderful people there who can help with general python and simple PRAW related questions.
Otherwise, there are a few official places to ask questions about PRAW:
/r/redditdev is the best place on Reddit to ask PRAW related questions. This subreddit is for all Reddit API related discussion so please tag submissions with [PRAW4]. Please perform a search on the subreddit first to see if anyone has similar questions.
Real-time chat can be conducted via the praw-dev/praw channel on gitter.
Please do not directly message any of the contributors via Reddit, email, or gitter unless they have indicated otherwise. We strongly encourage everyone to help others with their questions.
Please file bugs and feature requests as issues on GitHub after first searching to ensure a similar issue was not already filed. If such an issue already exists please give it a thumbs up reaction. Comments to issues containing additional information are certainly welcome.
This project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.
PRAW's documentation is located at https://praw.readthedocs.io.
At this time the majority of the documentation has not yet been updated to PRAW4. Contributions are welcome.
Timothy Mellor created a github project called
The python package
Bryce Boe took over as maintainer of the
Bryce renamed the project
PRAW and the repository was relocated to the
newly created praw-dev organization on GitHub.
February 2016: Bryce began work on PRAW4, a complete rewrite of PRAW.
PRAW4's source is provided under the Simplified BSD License.
- Copyright (c), 2016, Bryce Boe
Earlier versions of PRAW were released under GPLv3.
Please consider donating to PRAW's maintainer via https://cash.me/$praw.