Python – API.get_user() in Tweepy
Twitter is a popular social network where users share messages called tweets. Twitter allows us to mine the data of any user using Twitter API or Tweepy. The data will be tweets extracted from the user. The first thing to do is get the consumer key, consumer secret, access key and access secret from twitter developer available easily for each user. These keys will help the API for authentication.
get_user() method of the API class in Tweepy module is used to get the information of the specified user.
Syntax : API.get_user(id / user_id / screen_name)
Parameter : Only use one of the 3 options:
id : specifies the ID or the screen name of the user
user_id : specifies the ID of the user, useful to differentiate accounts when a valid user ID is also a valid screen name
screen_name : specifies the screen name of the user, useful to differentiate accounts when a valid screen name is also a user ID
Returns : an object of the class User
Example 1 :
The id 103770785 corresponds to the user with the name : Twitter India
Example 2 : Sometimes the
user_id and the
screen_name of 2 different users might be the same, so we need to explicitly mention either the
user_id or the
The user id 57741058 corresponds to the user with the name : GeeksforGeeks The screen name geeksforgeeks corresponds to the user with the name : GeeksforGeeks