The python client for the Open Targets Platform REST API,
opentargets-py, allows you to query the API automatically taking care of handling all the calls and returning data in a pythonic way.
The main advantages of using the client instead of querying the REST API directly are several fold. The python client:
includes wrappers for all public methods, with query validation
provides tools for the most common calls (e.g. get data for a target gene symbol. You do not need to know its Ensembl Gene ID)
supports automatic retrieval of paginated results with an iterator pattern
saves query results as JSON, CSV or Excel file
follows HTTP cache as set by the REST API
supports experimental HTTP2 for better performance (beware the client library is in alpha)
Head to our Read the docs page for more details on:
and much more
If you have questions on the Open Targets python client, please email us and will be happy to help.