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Typescript sdk for codeforces.

Is it official?

Yes, it makes queries to official codeforces API.

Is it unofficial?

Yes, because it's implemented by contestant, not codeforces team.


npm i codeforces-sdk


You can use official codeforces API documentation, but it's easier just use IDE's autocomplete.

From documentation:

API may be requested at most 1 time per two seconds

Sdk uses this limitation and rate limits requests to API, you don't need to manually sleep after each request.


You can use sdk with es-modules:

import { Types, API, init } from 'codeforces-sdk'

or with commonjs require:

const codeforces = require('codeforces-sdk')

API object has five members: blogEntry, contest, problemset, recentActions and user.

For example, if you want to execute contest.standings method, use API.contest.standings function.

This function has one object argument of type API.contest.StandingsOptions which is alias to

    contestId: ContestId
    from: number
    count?: number
    handles?: Handle | Array<Handle>
    room?: number
    showUnofficial?: boolean

All methods return classes which are one-to-one relation to codeforces objects:

  • BlogEntry
  • Comment
  • Contest
  • Hack
  • Member
  • Party
  • Problem
  • ProblemResult
  • ProblemStatistics
  • RanklistRow
  • RatingChange
  • RecentAction
  • Submission
  • User

And some more objects:

  • Problemset
  • Standings

Some objects are extended with extra fields for convenience: I've added contest: Contest field in RanklistRow and ProblemResult.

Class methods

Majority of classes (where applicable) has getLink(title) and toString() functions:

>>> user.getLink()
<a  href="">Igorjan94</a>

>>> user.getStyledLink()
<a class="rated-user user-violet" href="">Igorjan94</a>

>>> contest.getLink('Contest')
<a href="">Contest</a>

Method arguments

Every API method has exactly one object argument with the same name as method, but CamelCased and appended Options: e.g. contest.list has ContestListOptions argument.

You'll find illogical that, for example, contest.list method accepts object ({gym: boolean}) instead of one boolean argument (gym: boolean), but I believe that:

  • it's consistent with other methods;
  • it's more convenient to explicitly name arguments on caller's side (compare: list(false) and list({gym: false}). What does false mean in first case?);
  • if codeforces will add some arguments (e.g. limit: number, from: number) then sdk will be backward compatible: old code won't break on sdk update.

If you want to proxy function arguments, you can use MethodNameOptions types. It's available for every method. For example:

const multipleStandings = async (options: Omit<API.contest.StandingsOptions, 'contestId'>, ...contestIds: Array<number>) => {
    for (const contestId of contestIds) {
        const s = await API.contest.standings({
            contestId: contestId as Types.ContestId,

Type aliases

I use aliases SomethingId instead of number and Handle instead of string to avoid messing up function arguments.

For example:

const contestId = 1777 as Types.ContestId
const contest = await API.contest.standings({contestId, from: 1, showUnofficial: true})
const handle = contest.rows[0].party.members[0].name
//                                             ^-- by mistake you used `name` instead of `handle`
const users = await{handles: [handle]})
//                                           ^-- Type 'string | undefined' is not assignable to type 'Handle'

This snippet won't compile. But if we use string instead of Handle it'll successfully compile and make request to codeforces API.


All methods except user.friends allow anauthorized access, but if you want, you can use authorization:

import {Types, API, init} from 'codeforces-sdk'

const friendList = async () => {
    // Setup from object
        key: 'key',
        secret: 'secret',
        lang: 'en',

    // Or read from file (file should contain json like options object above)

    // Or use CODEFORCES_KEY, CODEFORCES_SECRET and CODEFORCES_LANG env options, for example
    // CODEFORCES_LANG=en node out/scj/src/index.js

    const handles = await API.user.friends()
    // Reset authorization
        key: null,
        secret: null,


This example prints users who took part in ALL contestsIds and solved at least one problem in each contest ordered by sum of taken places:

// Import Types and API from sdk
import { Types, API } from 'codeforces-sdk'

// Declare function with one array argument of ContestId --- alias to number
const mergeContestStandings = async (contestIds: Array<Types.ContestId>) => {

    // Initialize empty map from user's handle to some stat object
    const contestants: Record<Types.Handle, {off: number, unoff: number, both: number, place: number}> = {}

    // Range-based for like in c++
    for (const contestId of contestIds) {

        // Query API method 'contest.standing' with query params
        const contest = await API.contest.standings({contestId, from: 1, showUnofficial: true})

            // Filter participants who didn't solve any problem
            .filter(row => row.points > 0)
            // And for each other participant
            .forEach(row => {
                // Take participant's handle
                // Codeforces returns participants in array of 1..3 objects
                // Typescript allows you to access 0-th element, because we are sure,
                //   that there is at least one participant, so handle's type will be deduced as `Handle`
                //   Participant [1] and [2] are optional, so[1].handle won't compile,
                //   because type of[1] is `Member | undefined`
                //   If you are sure, that you some contest always had at least 2 participants,
                //   use `!`: `[1]!.handle`
                const handle =[0].handle

                // If our map doesn't have handle as key, initialize it with empty value.
                // Unlike c++ empty value in map is `undefined`
                if (!(handle in contestants))
                    contestants[handle] = {
                        both: 0,
                        off: 0,
                        place: 0,
                        // I like trailing comma to minimize git diff and simplify adding new elements
                        unoff: 0,

                // Now we are sure, than this object exists
                // C++: auto& contestant = contestants[handle]
                //          ^------ note that contestant is reference!
                const contestant = contestants[handle]

                // ParticipantType is enum with string values
                const isOff = == Types.ParticipantType.CONTESTANT
                const isUnoff = == Types.ParticipantType.OUT_OF_COMPETITION

                // Update stat
                if (isOff)
                if (isUnoff) ++contestant.unoff
                if (isOff || isUnoff) {
           += row.rank

    // Object entries is Array<[key, value]>
    const items = Object.entries(contestants)
        // Filter participants which took part in all contests
        .filter(([_, v]) => v.both == contestIds.length)
        // Extend stat with user's handle
        .map(([k, v]) => ({
            handle: k,

    // Sort them by place
    // Note that typescript comparator returns negative number when first one is greater, positive when less and zero if equal
    items.sort((a, b) => -

    // Header line
    console.log('Handle place off unoff')
    // Just output all items
    // `${valiable}` is python's f-string: f'{variable}`
    console.log( => `${v.handle} ${} ${} ${v.unoff}`).join('\n'))

You can find more examples here.


Every method can throw error. It throws CodeforcesError instance if sdk got request from codeforces and Error otherwise (e.g. network timeout).


If you want to output colorfull standings and handles in console, you can install cli-color and then use toString({withColor: true}) with Party, ProblemResult or User.




Now sdk has only compile tests: you can verify that all methods return proper type from documentation.


If you find any bugs (I believe they exist!) feel free to create issue on github or notify anywhere you find me by my nickname Igorjan94.

Future plans

  • Implement unofficial methods like
    • Get submission text
    • Get problem samples
    • Get problem statement
    • ...
  • Add support to overload used colors
  • Runtime tests
  • More examples
  • ...



Fill free to PR or fork this repository!




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