wbdata.fetcher library reference¶
Fetcher is the mechanism used by wbdata for reading, paging, caching, and converting responses from the World Bank. Luckily, most users will have no need to deal with this library, which is why it is separate.
wbdata.fetcher: retrieve and cache queries
fetch(query_url, args=None, cached=True)¶
fetch data from the World Bank API or from cache
Query_url: the base url to be queried Args: a dictionary of GET arguments Cached: use the cache Returns: a list of dictionaries containing the response to the query
Fetch a url directly from the World Bank, up to TRIES tries
Url: the url to retrieve Returns: a string with the url contents