Python – API.home_timeline() 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.

API.home_timeline()

The home_timeline() method of the API class in Tweepy module is used to get the 20 most recent statuses, including retweets, posted by the authenticating user and that user’s friends. This is the equivalent of /timeline/home on the Web.

Syntax : API.home_timeline(parameters)

Parameters :

  • since_ids : Fetch only the statuses newer than the specified ID.
  • max_ids : Fetch only the statuses older than or equal to the specified ID.
  • count : The number of statuses to be fetched, the default value is 20.

Returns : a list of objects of the class Status



Example 1 :Using the home_timeline() method without any parameters.

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# import the module
import tweepy
  
# assign the values accordingly
consumer_key = ""
consumer_secret = ""
access_token = ""
access_token_secret = ""
  
# authorization of consumer key and consumer secret
auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler(consumer_key, consumer_secret)
  
# set access to user's access key and access secret 
auth.set_access_token(access_token, access_token_secret)
  
# calling the api 
api = tweepy.API(auth)
  
# fetching the statuses
statuses = api.home_timeline()
  
# printing the screen names of each status
for status in statuses:
    print(status.user.screen_name)

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Output :

republic
AapGhumaKeLeLo_
vijaita
ABPNews
1911_1913_BakUp
BBCPolitics
SwarajyaMag
WIONews
YourAnonNews
thehill
AP
TimesNow
krystalball
People4Bernie
Holbornlolz
RealSaavedra
BenjaminPDixon
BJP4Haryana
BuzzFeed
MixedRaita

Example 2: Using the home_timeline() method with the count parameter to fetch only a specified number of statuses.

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# number of statuses to be fetched
count = 5
  
# fetching the statuses
statuses = api.home_timeline(count = count)
  
# printing the screen names of each status
for status in statuses:
    print(status.user.screen_name)

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Output :

ANI
alexkotch
chrislongview
CNN
CGTNOfficial

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