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giphypop

giphypop is a wrapper around the Giphy api. It aims to provide a more intuitive, pythonic way for interacting with the Giphy api.

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Requirements, Installing, and Compatibility

The only requirement, included in requirements.txt is for requests. If you are using pip, you can install giphypop:

$ pip install requests giphypop

Alternatively:

$ pip install requests
$ pip install -e git+https://github.com/shaunduncan/giphypop.git#egg=giphypop

Then you should be off and running. giphypop has been tested against python versions 2.6, 2.7, 3.2 and 3.3.

Getting Started

Using giphypop is straightforward and aims provide interaction with the api without any regard to large bits of JSON. To get started, you can test out various features using the include api key. You should be warned, however, that while Giphy has been so kind as have a public "testing" key, it may be turned off in the future. See the api docs for more information.

The entry point for interacting with Giphy api is the giphypop.Giphy class. This class optionally accepts two arguments: api_key and strict. The api_key agument, when not preset, will default to the public key (see above). The strict argument controls how you expect the api to react when no results are returned. If enabled, an exception is raised, otherwise, None is returned.

>>> import giphypop
>>> g = giphypop.Giphy()

Now you're ready to get started. There are a few key methods of the giphypop.Giphy object that you'll want to know about

search

Search for gifs with a given word or phrase. Punctuation is ignored. By default, this will perform a term search. If you want to search by phrase, use the phrase keyword argument. What's the difference between term and phrase searches? Simple: a term search will return results matching any words given, whereas a phrase search will match all words.

Note that this method is a giphypop.GiphyImage generator that automatically handles api paging. Optionally accepts a limit that will terminate the generation after a specified number of results have been yielded. This defaults to 25 results; a None implies no limit

  • term: Search term or terms, string
  • phrase: Search phrase, string
  • limit: Maximum number of results to yield, integer

search_list

Suppose you expect the search method to just give you a list rather than a generator. This method will have that effect. Equivalent to:

>>> g = giphypop.Giphy()
>>> results = [x for x in g.search('foo')]

translate

Retrieve a single image that represents a transalation of a term or phrase into an animated gif. Punctuation is ignored. By default, this will perform a term translation. If you want to translate by phrase, use the phrase keyword argument.

  • term: Search term or terms, string
  • phrase: Search phrase, string
  • strict: Whether an exception should be raised when no results, boolean

gif

Retrieves a specifc gif from giphy based on unique id

  • gif_id: Unique giphy gif ID, string
  • strict: Whether an exception should be raised when no results, boolean

screensaver

Returns a random giphy image, optionally based on a search of a given tag. Note that this method will both query for a screensaver image and fetch the full details of that image (2 request calls)

  • tag: Limit random gifs returned by a tag, string
  • strict: Whether an exception should be raised when no results, boolean

random_gif

An alias of giphypop.Giphy.screensaver


Note

The above methods of giphypop.Giphy are also exposed at the module level for your convenience. The only difference is that they also accept an api_key keyword argument. For example:

>>> from giphypop import translate
>>> img = translate('foo', api_key='bar')

Handling Results

All results that represent a single image are wrapped in a giphypop.GiphyImage object. This object acts like a dictionary, but also exposes keys as attributes. Note, that these are not a direct mirror of api response objects; their goal is to be simpler. Structure follows this layout:

<Result Object>
    - id
    - type: image type (i.e. gif)
    - url: URL to giphy page
    - raw_data: copy of original data response from giphy (JSON)
    - fullscreen: bit.ly link to giphy fullscreen gif
    - tiled: bit.ly link to giphy tiled gif
    - bitly: bit.ly version of `url`
    - media_url: URL directly to image (original size)
    - frames: number of frames
    - height: image height (original image)
    - width: image width (original image)
    - size: filesize (in bytes, original image)
    - fixed_height: (variable width @ 200px height)
        - url: URL directly to image
        - width: image width
        - height: image height
        - downsampled:
            - url: URL directly to image
            - width: image width
            - height: image height
        - still: (a still image of gif)
            - url: URL directly to image
            - width: image width
            - height: image height
    - fixed_width: (variable height @ 200px width)
        - url: URL directly to image
        - width: image width
        - height: image height
        - downsampled:
            - url: URL directly to image
            - width: image width
            - height: image height
        - still: (a still image of gif)
            - url: URL directly to image
            - width: image width
            - height: image height

For example:

>>> from giphypop import translate
>>> img = translate('foo')
>>> img.url
'http://giphy.com/foo/bar/baz'
>>> img.width
200
>>> img.fixed_height.downsampled.url
'http://giphy.com/foo/bar/downsampled'

Changelog

0.1

  • Initial Version

Contribution and License

Developed by Shaun Duncan and is licensed under the terms of a MIT license. Contributions are welcomed and appreciated!

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