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This is a Python wrapper for Reddit's API, aiming to be as easy to use as possible. Here's a quick peek, getting the first 10 submissions from the 'hot' section of the 'opensource' subreddit.

import reddit
r = reddit.Reddit(user_agent='my_cool_application')
submissions = r.get_subreddit('opensource').get_hot(limit=5)
[str(x) for x in submissions]

this will display something similar to the following:

['10 :: Debuts Group Funding for Open Source Projects\n',
 '24 :: Support the Free Software Foundation',
 '67 :: The 10 Most Important Open Source Projects of 2011',
  '2 :: Open-source webOS is dead on arrival ',
 '85 :: Plan 9 - A distributed OS with a unified communication protocol and I/O driver model.  Wow.']


You can install via pip

pip install reddit

Or via

python install

Examples and Configuration

For a number of simple code examples, details on the Reddit API Wrapper'sconfiguration files and links to projects which use this package see the wiki.


Why is everything so slow?

Usually that has to do with how fast reddit is responding at the moment. Check the site, see if it's responding quicker when accessing it in your browser. Otherwise, we respect the "no more than one API call per two seconds" rule, so if you're trying to do a bunch of quick requests in succession you're going to be spaced out to one call per second. If you're having a specific issue besides something covered by one of those two things, please let us know (or file a ticket) and we'll check it out.


All of the code contained here is licensed by the GNU GPLv3.