Yesterday I shared some simple Python code to dump a Twitter users information. See post here.

I managed to recreate this in Tweepy using jsonpickle (see code snippet below).

For the interested, I still didn’t manage to figure out the Tweepy Python object navigation. There’s a <cough> remarkably </cough> similar problem posted on stackoverflow here.  Thanks to MarcW for summarizing what I’m attempting to do as: “so basically, I want to loop through user.__getstate__() and if I find an object which requires further iteration, loop through that too”

Ultimately I’ll want a nice JSON object to pipe into CouchDB, so I found jsonpickle.  Some short playing around and I have a solution (I’m still curious about the object iteration/navigation FWIW as I’m sure it’s something stupid I’m missing).

Here’s the code, it converts the Python object to JSON, so no need to patch Tweepy.

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

import sys

import tweepy
import json
import jsonpickle
from pprint import pprint

api = tweepy.API()

def main():
    print "Starting."
    user = api.get_user('TheSuggmeister',include_entities=1)

    print "================ type ================="
    print type(user)

    print "================ dir ================="
    print dir(user) 

    print "================ user.status ================="
    pickled = jsonpickle.encode(user)
    print(json.dumps(json.loads(pickled), indent=4, sort_keys=True))   #you could just print pickled, but this makes it pretty
    print "================= end ================="

if __name__ == "__main__":