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Table of contents
- Telegram API support
- Getting started
- Getting help
In addition to the pure API implementation, this library features a number of high-level classes to
make the development of bots easy and straightforward. These classes are contained in the
Telegram API support
All types and methods of the Telegram Bot API 4.1 are supported.
The newest stable release is currently version 11.1.0.
The newest release is a beta release for version 12. Install or upgrade with:
$ pip install python-telegram-bot=12.0.0b1 --upgrade
See CHANGES.rst for the changelog and make sure to report any bugs you find!
You can install or upgrade the stable python-telegram-bot with:
$ pip install python-telegram-bot --upgrade
Or you can install from source with:
$ git clone https://github.com/python-telegram-bot/python-telegram-bot --recursive $ cd python-telegram-bot $ python setup.py install
In case you have a previously cloned local repository already, you should initialize the added urllib3 submodule before installing with:
$ git submodule update --init --recursive
Our Wiki contains a lot of resources to get you started with
Learning by example
We believe that the best way to learn and understand this simple package is by example. So here
are some examples for you to review. Even if it's not your approach for learning, please take a
echobot2, it is de facto the base for most of the bots out there. Best of all,
the code for these examples are released to the public domain, so you can start by grabbing the
code and building on top of it.
This library uses the
logging module. To set up logging to standard output, put:
import logging logging.basicConfig(level=logging.DEBUG, format='%(asctime)s - %(name)s - %(levelname)s - %(message)s')
at the beginning of your script.
You can also use logs in your application by calling
logging.getLogger() and setting the log level you want:
logger = logging.getLogger() logger.setLevel(logging.INFO)
If you want DEBUG logs instead:
python-telegram-bot's documentation lives at readthedocs.io.
You can get help in several ways:
- We have a vibrant community of developers helping each other in our Telegram group. Join us!
- Our Wiki pages offer a growing amount of resources.
- You can ask for help on Stack Overflow using the python-telegram-bot tag.
- As last resort, the developers are ready to help you with serious issues.
You may copy, distribute and modify the software provided that modifications are described and licensed for free under LGPL-3. Derivatives works (including modifications or anything statically linked to the library) can only be redistributed under LGPL-3, but applications that use the library don't have to be.