Community Data Science Workshops (Spring 2015)/Day 2 Projects/Wikipedia/Windows setup
Download the Wikipedia API project
- Right click the following file, click "Save Target as..." or "Save link as...", and save it to your Desktop directory: http://mako.cc/teaching/2015/cdsw-spring/wikipedia-data-examples.zip
- The ".zip" extension on the above file indicates that it is a compressed Zip archive. We need to "extract" its contents. To do this, click on "Start", then "Computer", and navigate to your Desktop directory. Find wikipedia-data-examples.zip on your Desktop and double-click on it to "unzip" it. That will create a folder called Wikipedia API containing several files.
Test the Wikipedia API code
Start up PowerShell and navigate to the
Desktop\wikipedia-data-examples directory where the Wikipedia API code lives. For example, if the Wikipedia API project is at
will change you into that directory, and
will show you the source code files in that directory. One of the files is "
wikipedia1-1.py", which has a "
.py" extension indicating that it is a Python script. Type:
at the command prompt to execute the
wikipedia1-1.py Python script. Wait a little while while your computer connects to Wikipedia. You should see a series of data from Wikipedia run by on your screen. If you don't, let a staff member know.
You are done downloading the Wikipedia API project!