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Python – API.list_timeline() in Tweepy

  • Last Updated : 10 Jun, 2020

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.list_timeline()

The list_timeline() method of the API class in Tweepy module is used to fetch timeline of tweets authored by members of the specified list.

Syntax : API.list_timeline(parameters)

Parameters :

  • list_id : ID of the list.
  • slug : slug of the list.
  • owner_id : ID of the owner of the list.
  • owner_screen_name : screen name of the owner of the list.
  • since_id : minimum limit on the ID of the status.
  • max_id : >maximum limit on the ID of the status.
  • count : the number of statuses to be fetched.
  • include_entities : a boolean to include entity nodes.
  • include_rts : a boolean to include retweets.

Returns : a list of objects of class Status



Example 1 :




# 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)
  
# the ID of the list
list_id = 
  
# fetching all the lists
statuses = api.list_timeline(list_id = list_id)
  
# counting the number of statuses fetched
print("The number of statuses fetched from the list are : " + str(len(statuses)))

Output :

The number of statuses fetched from the list are : 17

Example 2 : Only fetching a certain number of statuses using the parameter count.




# the ID of the list
list_id = 
  
# number of statuses to be fetched
count = 3
  
# fetching all the lists
statuses = api.list_timeline(list_id = list_id, count = count)
  
# counting the number of statuses fetched
print("The number of statuses fetched from the list are : " + str(len(statuses)))

Output :

The number of statuses fetched from the list are : 3

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