MusicalLists

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Use the EchoNest API to learn about and practice lists and functions in Python. EchoNest is a service that provides all sorts of information about musical artists and their work.


Setup[edit]

See the setup instructions from the Boston Python Workshop.

Download the pyechonest module and install it (XXX add full directions per platform).

Register for an API Key for EchoNest.

Goals[edit]

  • Have fun playing with data from EchoNest
  • See how easy it is to programmatically gather data from websites that have APIs.
  • Get experience using lists in python.
  • Get experience calling functions, and getting data back from functions, in python.

Exercises[edit]