Veliberator is a Python module who provides an API for getting the informations related to the stations of the Velib’ bike renting network.
To retrieve the informations of a station you only have to have the ID of the station and a database synchronized with all the available stations.
Then in your Python interpreter you can play with the API: ::
>>> from veliberator.station import Station >>> station = Station(42008) >>> station.informations.address u'128 AVENUE DANIEL CASANOVA'
The informations attributes contains many data such as:
lat(the latitude of the GPS coordonates)
lng(the longitude of the GPS coordonates)
opened(True if the station is open)
bonus(True if the station is a bonus station)
You could retrieve the live status of the station easily: ::
>>> station.status.available 24 >>> station.status.free 1 >>> station.status.total 25 >>> station.status.closed 0
More useful, you can retrieve the closest stations sorted by distance: ::
>>> station.stations_around [<StationInformation "42006" (23 RUE PIERRE BROSSOLETTE)>, <StationInformation "42010" (1 RUE ROBESPIERRE)>, ...]
The veliberator script
Write an API for developers is a nice idea, but write an useful script who uses the API for the end-user is a much nicer idea.
So the package provide a script named
For exemple if I need to know the status of the Velib’ station with the ID: 42008, I simply need to run this command: ::
$ veliberator 42008
This command will display the status of the station and find other stations around if no parking place are available.
veliberator script can also find the Velib’ stations around an
address, by simply launching the script.
Note that at the first run of the script a database will be created for registering all the available stations.
For update or create the database you can run this command: ::
$ veliberator –synchronize
Run this command for more informations: ::
$ veliberator -h
The veliberator module can be configured by a configuration file.
Take a look on the file
etc/veliberator-sample.cfg for having a example
of the options availables.
The module is going to look in your home directory if a file named
.veliberator.cfg is present and in
etc/veliberator.cfg from your
current working directory.