A Python package for the Plasticity API.


Keywords
plasticity
License
MIT
Install
pip install plasticity==0.0.12

Documentation

plasticity-python

A Python module for using the Plasticity API.

Installation

This module is available on PyPi and can be installed with pip, a package manager for Python. To install, just run:

pip install plasticity

To install from source (for development, etc.), run:

pip install git+https://github.com/plasticityai/plasticity-python.git

Getting Started

Getting started with the Plasticity API is easy. Simply create a Plasticity object and you can start using it.

API Tokens

The Plasticity object needs your API credentials. You can either pass these directly to the constructor (see the code below) or via environment variables.

from plasticity import Plasticity
plasticity = Plasticity('<YOUR_TOKEN>')

Alternately, a Plasticity constructor without these parameters will look for the PLASTICITY_API_KEY variable inside the current environment. We suggest storing your credentials as environment variables so that you don't accidentally post them somewhere public.

from plasticity import Plasticity
plasticity = Plasticity()

Making a Call

Generally, the library attempts to mirror the Plasticity API service as closely as possible. It also makes several helper classes available to quickly analyze and use the API's responses.

from plasticity import Plasticity

plasticity = Plasticity('<YOUR_TOKEN>')
result = plasticity.sapien.core.post('This is an example of the Plasticity python package.')
print(result)  # A pretty form of the `Response` object

Above you'll notice the format for these calls is usually: plasticity.<service>.<endpoint>.{post|get}(<params>).

Additional documentation for endpoint calls can be found in the corresponding endpoint file, located in plasticity/<service>/<endpoint>.py.

Accessing the Response

These calls will return a Response object with the API data, or an error if one occurred.

from plasticity import Plasticity

plasticity = Plasticity('<YOUR_TOKEN>')
result = plasticity.sapien.core.post('If this works, error will be False.')
print(result.error)  # False, if no error

Certain endpoints have custom Response objects that also implement several helper functions to assist in making use of the response data.

from plasticity import Plasticity

plasticity = Plasticity('<YOUR_TOKEN>')
result = plasticity.sapien.core.post('The Response object contains data and helper methods.')
tpls = result.tpls()
print(tpls)  # [[[u'The', u'DT', u'the'], ..., [u'.', u'PERIOD', u'.']]]

Additional documentation for endpoint Response objects can be found in the corresponding endpoint file, located in plasticity/<service>/<endpoint>.py.

Help & Contributing

If you need help using the library, please contact us at opensource@plasticity.ai.

The main repository for this project can be found on GitLab. The GitHub repository is only a mirror. If you've found a bug in the library or would like new features added, please open issues or pull requests!