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Python – API.lookup_friendships() in Tweepy

  • Last Updated : 08 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.lookup_friendships()

The lookup_friendships() method of the API class in Tweepy module is used to get the detailed relationship between the authenticated user and the list of users, upto 100 at a time.

Syntax : API.lookup_friendships(user_ids / screen_names)

Parameters : Only use one of the 2 options:

  • user_ids : a list that specifies the IDs of the users.
  • screen_names : a list that specifies the screen names of the users.

Returns : an object of the class Relationship



Example 1 : Analyzing the relationships by using the screen names.




# 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)
  
# list of screen names
screen_names = ["SrBachchan",
                "akshaykumar",
                "imVkohli",
                "sachin_rt",
                "SonuSood"]
  
# getting the friendship details
friendships = api.lookup_friendships(screen_names = screen_names)
  
for friendship in friendships:
    print("Is the authenticated user following " + friendship.screen_name, end = "? : ")
    print(friendship.is_following)

Output :

Is the authenticated user following SrBachchan? : False
Is the authenticated user following akshaykumar? : True
Is the authenticated user following imVkohli? : True
Is the authenticated user following sachin_rt? : False
Is the authenticated user following SonuSood? : False

Example 2 : Analyzing the relationships by using the user IDs.




# list of user IDs
user_ids = [813286,
            27260086,
            21447363,
            79293791,
            17919972]
  
# getting the friendship details
friendships = api.lookup_friendships(user_ids = user_ids)
  
for friendship in friendships:
    print("Is the authenticated user following " + friendship.screen_name, end = "? : ")
    print(friendship.is_following)

Output :

Is the authenticated user following BarackObama? : True
Is the authenticated user following justinbieber? : False
Is the authenticated user following katyperry? : False
Is the authenticated user following rihanna? : False
Is the authenticated user following taylorswift13? : False

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