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    wiki-stream

    0.0.5 • Public • Published

    wiki-stream

    NPM

    An automated explorer of the vast river that is Wikipedia.

    usage

    Specify a title of a wikipedia page, and wikistream will 'click' a random link on the page to another page, and repeat the process.

    wikistream Circle
    
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/circle
    circle...
    
    links to foci...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focus_(geometry)
    
    ...
    

    The 'swimming' continues until you reach full circle (i.e. Finding a page that has been found before), until there is an error (sadly this happens quite a lot), or until you hit 'ctrl c'.

    why?

    I don't really know. The program was inspired by the 'wikiwar' game people play, and the fact that clicking the first link outside of parentheses on a Wikipedia article always leads to the philosophy page.

    I don't really know.

    dependencies

    Don't panic! These are all managed by NPM.

    • cheerio works like jQuery on HTTP data. Very cool and easy.

    • request makes HTTP requests. Simple as.

    Keywords

    none

    Install

    npm i wiki-stream

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    8

    Version

    0.0.5

    License

    MIT

    Last publish

    Collaborators

    • joshhartigan