Python networking example

Here is a small example demonstrating get requests in Python.

pip install requests

And the code itself

import library
import requests

#prepare paramteters
parameters = {'date:':'2000:2010', 'format':'xml'}

#prepare URL
url = 'http://api.worldbank.org/countries/br/indicators/SP.POP.TOTL'

#call get method and save data into the response
r = requests.get(url, params=parameters)

#print the url considering the params
print r.url

#check for status code
statusCode = int(r.status_code)

#if failed request print the mesage, else print response headers and text
if statusCode != 200:
print 'Request Failed'
else:
print r.headers['content-type']
#print r.json() for json requests
print r.text

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