Iván Castro Iván Castro - 8 months ago 52
JSON Question

python3: Read json file from url

In python3, I want to load this_file, which is a json format.

Basically, I want to do something like [pseudocode]:

>>> read_from_url = urllib.some_method_open(this_file)
>>> my_dict = json.load(read_from_url)
>>> print(my_dict['some_key'])
some value


So you want to be able to reference specific values with inputting keys? If i think i know what you want to do, this should help you get started. You will need the libraries urlllib2, json, and bs4. just pip install them its easy.

import urllib2
import json
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup

url = urllib2.urlopen("https://www.govtrack.us/data/congress/113/votes/2013/s11/data.json")
content = url.read()
soup = BeautifulSoup(content, "html.parser")

I used a commonly used url to practice with.