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wikidata-person

1.3.0 • Public • Published

Wikidata Person Querier

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A JavaScript library for querying People using the Wikidata API.

Installation

NPM

npm install wikidata-person

Yarn

yarn add wikidata-person

Usage

Get a Person from Wikipedia

 
var wdp = require('wikidata-person');
 
wdp.person("Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi", function(person) {
    console.log(person);
});
 

The above code will log:

        {
            name:"Mahatma Gandhi",
            description:"pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India",
            birthdate: 1869,
            deathdate: 1948
        }

Get an array of Persons from a Wikipedia Category

require('wikidata-person').category(<category>) takes in the name of a Wikipedia Category and returns a list of all people who belong to the <category> or its subcategories.

 
var wdp = require('wikidata-person');
 
wdp.category("2nd-century_Roman_usurpers", function(people) {
    console.log(person);
});
 

The above code will log:

        [
            {
                name: 'Avidius Cassius',
                description: 'Roman consul',
                birthdate: '+0130',
                deathdate: '+0175'
            },
            {
                name: 'Clodius Albinus',
                description: 'Roman usurper proclaimed emperor by the legions in Britain and Hispania',
                birthdate: '+0150',
                deathdate: '+0197'
            }
        ]

Warnings

If the number of category members exceeds the Wikidata API's cmlimit, the returned list of people will not be complete.

Querying a huge category containing a large amount of people (for example, Category:People), the query may not complete.

Tests

npm test

Contributing

In lieu of a formal style guide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code.

install

npm i wikidata-person

Downloadsweekly downloads

8

version

1.3.0

license

MIT

homepage

github.com

repository

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