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Python Requests JSON

If you're working with web APIs that return JSON data, you can use Python's requests library to make HTTP requests and parse the JSON response.

Using Requests and JSON Modules

To use the requests library, you need to install it first. You can install it using pip by running the following command:

pip install requests

To use the JSON module, you don't need to install anything as it comes with Python's standard library. You can import it like this:

import json

Once you have both libraries installed and imported, the next step is to make an HTTP request to the API endpoint using the requests library. Here is an example:

import requests

response = requests.get("")

The above code makes an HTTP GET request to the specified URL and assigns the response to a variable called response.

Next, you can use the json() method of the response object to convert the JSON response into a Python dictionary:

data = response.json()

The data variable now contains a Python dictionary that represents the JSON data returned from the API.

Using JSON.dumps()

If you want to print the JSON data in a human-readable format, you can use the dumps() method of the json module:

import json

data = {"name": "John", "age": 30, "city": "New York"}

json_string = json.dumps(data, indent=4)


The indent parameter specifies the number of spaces to use for indentation. The output will be:

    "name": "John",
    "age": 30,
    "city": "New York"


The requests and JSON modules make it easy to work with web APIs that return JSON data in Python. By using the requests library to make HTTP requests and the JSON module to parse and manipulate the JSON data, you can easily integrate with a wide range of APIs.