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==Download the WikipediaAPI project==
==Download the WikipediaAPI project==

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Download the WikipediaAPI project[edit]

  1. Right click the following file, click "Save Target as..." or "Save link as...", and save it to your Desktop directory: http://mako.cc/teaching/2014/cdsw/WikipediaAPI.zip
  2. The ".zip" extension on the above file indicates that it is a compressed Zip archive. We need to "extract" its contents. To do this, open Finder and navigate to your Desktop directory. Find WikipediaAPI.zip on your Desktop and double-click on it to "unzip" it. That will create a folder called WikipediaAPI containing several files.

Test the WikipediaAPI code[edit]

Start a command prompt and navigate to the Desktop/WikipediaAPI directory where the WikipediaAPI code lives. For example, if the WikipediaAPI project is at ~/Desktop/WikipediaAPI,

cd ~/Desktop/WikipediaAPI

will change you into that directory (the "~" means your home directory!), and


will show you the source code files in that directory. One of the files is "wikipedia-mwc1.py", which has a ".py" extension indicating that it is a Python script. Type:

python wikipedia-mwc1.py

at the command prompt to execute the run.py Python script. Wait a little while while your computer connects to Wikipedia. You should see some data from Wikipedia go by on your screen. If you don't, let a staff member know.


You are done downloading the WikipediaAPI project!