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~/python-wordnik$ python
Creating directory '/home/martin/python-wordnik/bin'.
Creating directory '/home/martin/python-wordnik/parts'.
Creating directory '/home/martin/python-wordnik/eggs'.
Creating directory '/home/martin/python-wordnik/develop-eggs'.
Generated script '/home/martin/python-wordnik/bin/buildout'.
~/python-wordnik$ ./bin/buildout
Develop: '/home/martin/python-wordnik/.'
Getting distribution for 'zc.recipe.egg'.
Got zc.recipe.egg 1.2.2.
Installing python.
Generated interpreter '...bin/python'.

Generating the REST API documentation

~/python-wordnik$ cd api_docs/
~/python-wordnik/api_docs$ make html
sphinx-build -b html -d build/doctrees   source build/html
Making output directory...
Running Sphinx v0.6.3
loading pickled environment... not found
building [html]: targets for 1 source files that are out of date
updating environment: 1 added, 0 changed, 0 removed
reading sources... [100%] index
looking for now-outdated files... none found
pickling environment... done
checking consistency... done
preparing documents... done
writing output... [100%] index
writing additional files... genindex search
copying static files... done
dumping search index... done
dumping object inventory... done
build succeeded.

Build finished. The HTML pages are in build/html.

Generating Python API documentation

Just run epydoc --html -o doc src/wordnik.

Running some test

Output abbreviated for readability

~/python-wordnik$ ./bin/python

>>> from pprint import pprint
>>> import wordnik
>>> pprint(w.word("cat"))
{'id': 27568, 'word': 'cat'}
>>> pprint(w.definitions("cat"))
[{'@headerId': 515951,
  '@id': 595351,
  'defTxtSummary': 'In medieval warfare, a machine resembling the pluteus, under the protection of which soldiers worked in sapping walls and fosses.',
  'headword': 'cat',
  'headwordId': 27568,
  'partOfSpeech': 'n.',
  'pos': 0},
 {'@headerId': 295572,
  '@id': 343222,
  'defTxtExtended': 'It is uncertain whether any animal now existing in a wild state is the ancestor of the domestic cat; probably it is descended from a cat originally domesticated in Egypt, though some regard the wildcat of Europe, F. catus, as the feral stock. The wildcat is much larger than the domestic cat, strong and ferocious, and very destructive to poultry, lambs, etc.',
  'defTxtSummary': u'A domesticated carnivorous quadruped of the family Felid\xe6 and genus Felis, F. domestica.',
  'headword': 'cat',
  'headwordId': 27568,
  'partOfSpeech': 'n.',
  'pos': 0},
 {'@headerId': 515951,
  '@id': 595353,
  'defTxtSummary': 'Same as channel-cat.',
  'headword': 'cat',
  'headwordId': 27568,
  'partOfSpeech': 'n.',
  'pos': 25}]
>>> pprint(w.frequency("cat"))
{'frequency': [{'count': 2, 'year': 1344},
               {'count': 2, 'year': 1520},
               {'count': 4, 'year': 1562},
               {'count': 11, 'year': 1861},
               {'count': 74, 'year': 1862},
               {'count': 48, 'year': 1863},
               {'count': 5, 'year': 1987},
               {'count': 1, 'year': 2003},
               {'count': 2, 'year': 2004},
               {'count': 27, 'year': 2007},
               {'count': 9133, 'year': 2008},
               {'count': 26243, 'year': 2009}],
 'totalCount': 47829,
 'unknownYearCount': 4184,
 'wordId': 27568}
>>> pprint(w.examples("cat"))
[{'display': 'If your cat is adjudged to be worth more than my ladle I will pay you the excess; and if my ladle be worth more than your cat, then you must pay me."',
  'documentId': 752174,
  'exampleId': 214053135,
  'id': 214053135,
  'rating': 75,
  'title': "Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories The Young Folks Treasury, Volume 1",
  'url': '',
  'year': 1865},
 {'display': 'I admit the cat is your cat, and that I have no right to it, and that I am just a common sneak-thief.',
  'documentId': 1514909,
  'exampleId': 259296282,
  'id': 259296282,
  'rating': 75,
  'title': 'The Man with Two Left Feet And Other Stories',
  'url': '',
  'year': 1928},
 {'display': "As the Chinese president said, it doesn't matter if the cat is a white cat or a black cat as long as the cat can do a good job.",
  'documentId': 16136876,
  'exampleId': 678140493,
  'id': 678140493,
  'rating': 55,
  'title': 'Top Stories - Google News',
  'url': '',
  'year': 2008}]
>>> pprint(w.suggest("oxymo"))
{'match': [{'frequency': 0, 'word': 'oxymo'},
           {'frequency': 1000, 'word': 'oxymorphine'},
           {'frequency': 176, 'word': 'oxymoronic'},
           {'frequency': 67, 'word': 'Oxymoron'},
           {'frequency': 62, 'word': 'oxymoron'},
           {'frequency': 62, 'word': 'oxymorons'}],
 'matches': 5,
 'more': 0,
 'searchTerm': {'frequency': 0, 'word': 'oxymo'}}
>>> pprint(w.suggest("oxymo", start_at=2))
{'match': [{'frequency': 0, 'word': 'oxymo'},
           {'frequency': 1000, 'word': 'oxymorphine'},
           {'frequency': 176, 'word': 'oxymoronic'},
           {'frequency': 67, 'word': 'Oxymoron'},
           {'frequency': 62, 'word': 'oxymoron'},
           {'frequency': 62, 'word': 'oxymorons'}],
 'matches': 5,
 'more': 0,
 'searchTerm': {'frequency': 0, 'word': 'oxymo'}}
>>> pprint(w.word_of_the_day())
{'@id': 58,
 '@publishDate': '2009-10-30T04:00:00Z',
 'definition': [{'text': 'adjective, diligent in application or in the pursuit of an object; constant, steady, and persevering; steadily industrious; assiduous.'}],
 'example': [{'text': 'His sedulous pursuit of leisure left little time for relaxing.'}],
 'note': "The noun form is 'sedulity.'",
 'word': 'sedulous'}