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Simple Python command to get Twitter user followers with the public API.
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
import csv
import time
import re
import codecs, cStringIO
from argparse import ArgumentParser
import tweepy
#Twitter API credentials
consumer_key = "YOUR CONSUMER KEY"
consumer_secret = "YOUR CONSUMER SECRET"
access_key = "YOUR ACCESS KEY"
access_secret = "YOUR ACCESS SECRET"
auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler(consumer_key, consumer_secret)
auth.set_access_token(access_key, access_secret)
api = tweepy.API(auth)
class UTF8Recoder:
"""
Iterator that reads an encoded stream and reencodes the input to UTF-8
"""
def __init__(self, f, encoding):
self.reader = codecs.getreader(encoding)(f)
def __iter__(self):
return self
def next(self):
return self.reader.next().encode("utf-8")
class UnicodeWriter:
"""
A CSV writer which will write rows to CSV file "f",
which is encoded in the given encoding.
"""
def __init__(self, f, dialect=csv.excel, encoding="utf-8", **kwds):
# Redirect output to a queue
self.queue = cStringIO.StringIO()
self.writer = csv.writer(self.queue, dialect=dialect, **kwds)
self.stream = f
self.encoder = codecs.getincrementalencoder(encoding)()
def writerow(self, row):
self.writer.writerow([s.encode("utf-8") for s in row])
# Fetch UTF-8 output from the queue ...
data = self.queue.getvalue()
data = data.decode("utf-8")
# ... and reencode it into the target encoding
data = self.encoder.encode(data)
# write to the target stream
self.stream.write(data)
# empty queue
self.queue.truncate(0)
def writerows(self, rows):
for row in rows:
self.writerow(row)
def parse_args():
parser = ArgumentParser()
parser.add_argument(
'-u',
'--max_users',
help='Max amount of followers to return.',
type=int,
default=4000,
metavar='max_users'
)
parser.add_argument(
'-a',
'--account',
help='Twitter account to get followers from.',
type=str,
metavar='account'
)
parser.add_argument(
'file_path',
help='Input csv file to process.',
metavar='path'
)
return parser.parse_args()
def get_friends_descriptions(api, file_path, twitter_account, max_users):
"""
Return the bios of the people that a user follows
api -- the tweetpy API object
twitter_account -- the Twitter handle of the user
max_users -- the maximum amount of users to return
"""
user_ids = []
try:
for page in tweepy.Cursor(api.followers_ids, id=twitter_account, count=5000).pages():
user_ids.extend(page)
except tweepy.RateLimitError:
print "RateLimitError...waiting 1000 seconds to continue"
time.sleep(1000)
for page in tweepy.Cursor(api.followers_ids, id=twitter_account, count=5000).pages():
user_ids.extend(page)
following = []
for start in xrange(0, min(max_users, len(user_ids)), 100):
end = start + 100
try:
following.extend(api.lookup_users(user_ids[start:end]))
except tweepy.RateLimitError:
print "RateLimitError...waiting 1000 seconds to continue"
time.sleep(1000)
following.extend(api.lookup_users(user_ids[start:end]))
with open(file_path, 'w') as f:
writer = UnicodeWriter(f)
for user in following:
writer.writerow([user.screen_name, user.description])
if __name__ == "__main__":
args = parse_args()
FILE_PATH = args.file_path
TWITTER_ACCOUNT = args.account
MAX_USERS = args.max_users
print "Reading data..."
get_friends_descriptions(api, FILE_PATH, TWITTER_ACCOUNT, max_users=MAX_USERS)
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