Published Sep 14, 2022Updated May 15, 2024
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The .get() method sends a GET request to a web server and it returns a response object.


import requests

requests.get("url", **kwargs)

**kwargs are any number of dictionary items (named arguments) that are passed in as parameters. Many different named parameters can be passed into a GET request. For example, they can be used to include cookies in the request, set proxies, set user-agents, or set a page timeout.


The .get() method sends a request for data to a web server. The response object it returns contains various types of data such as the webpage text, status code, and the reason for that response.

import requests
response = requests.get("https://codecademy.com")
print(f"{response.status_code}: {response.reason}")
response = requests.get("https://codecademy.com/cat-pictures")
print(f"{response.status_code}: {response.reason}")

This will produce the following output:

200: OK
404: Not Found

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The .get() method can also take in various parameters. These parameters allow a user to communicate additional information to the web server such as the content type that should be returned, and the user’s authentication.


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