Newbie python scripting question

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Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:15 am
aderrington offline
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Newbie python scripting question

I'm trying to create an Internet speed test script that will run and report the download speed to a variable, the variable would be watched by a charting plugin and would then graph the speed throughout the day (the script would run every hour)

My script so far is:

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import requests

url = 'http://ipv4.download.thinkbroadband.com/100MB.zip'
requests.get(url)


This downloads a 100Mb file. How can i run this and get the result? I can run it in terminal and it works fine, (i installed wget etc to get it to work)

Any thoughts?
Thanks in advance.
Andrew

EDIT -
Sorry, just realised that the command i was actually running in terminal is:
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wget -0 /dev/null http://ipv4.download.thinkbroadband.com/100MB.zip

But i cut it down to get it to run in Python, But i don't get any feedback once it's complete.
Last edited by aderrington on Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:18 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:17 am
FlyingDiver offline
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Re: Newbie python scripting question

What do you mean by "get the result"? Do you mean save the file? Or record the time it takes to download the file?

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Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:20 am
aderrington offline
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Re: Newbie python scripting question

In terminal it gives a transfer speed
2017-02-01 14:50:55 (11.8 MB/s) - ‘/dev/null’ saved [104857600/104857600]


It's the transfer speed that i'm after.

Thanks.

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Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:30 am
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Re: Newbie python scripting question

That's wget reporting the transfer speed, so using requests to transfer the file isn't going to do anything useful.

You could run wget in a subprocess and parse the result string to get that number.

Or, if it was me, I'd use speedtest-cli.

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sudo pip install speedtest-cli

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import speedtest

s = speedtest.Speedtest()
s.get_best_server()
s.download()

results = s.results.dict()
download  = results["download"]

See https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli for more info.

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Shamu:~ jkeenan$ python
Python 2.7.10 (default, Jul 30 2016, 19:40:32)
[GCC 4.2.1 Compatible Apple LLVM 8.0.0 (clang-800.0.34)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

>>> import speedtest

>>> s = speedtest.Speedtest()

>>> s.get_best_server()
{'latency': 17.969, 'name': 'Bonita Springs, FL', 'url': 'http://stosat-bspr-01.sys.comcast.net/speedtest/upload.php', 'country': 'United States', 'lon': '-81.7387', 'cc': 'US', 'host': 'stosat-bspr-01.sys.comcast.net:8080', 'sponsor': 'Comcast', 'url2': 'http://a-stosat-bspr-01.sys.comcast.net/speedtest/upload.php', 'lat': '26.3548', 'id': '8087', 'd': 36.117175127976374}

>>> s.download()
85160228.89793384

>>> s.upload()
11419778.686360242

>>> print s.results.dict()
{'download': 85160228.89793384, 'timestamp': '2017-02-01T15:26:43.100689', 'ping': 17.969, 'upload': 11419778.686360242, 'server': {'latency': 17.969, 'name': 'Bonita Springs, FL', 'url': 'http://stosat-bspr-01.sys.comcast.net/speedtest/upload.php', 'country': 'United States', 'lon': '-81.7387', 'cc': 'US', 'host': 'stosat-bspr-01.sys.comcast.net:8080', 'sponsor': 'Comcast', 'url2': 'http://a-stosat-bspr-01.sys.comcast.net/speedtest/upload.php', 'lat': '26.3548', 'id': '8087', 'd': 36.117175127976374}}
>>>

joe (aka FlyingDiver)
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:55 am
aderrington offline
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Re: Newbie python scripting question

Ok. Thanks for that. I'll give that a go later when i get home.

Thank you.


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Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:42 pm
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Re: Newbie python scripting question

Thanks for your suggestions, I've got it all working nicely now.

Thank you.
Andrew

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Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:52 pm
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Re: Newbie python scripting question

Glad to hear. That looks pretty useful, so I think I'll probably wrap it in a plugin.

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Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:53 pm
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Re: Newbie python scripting question

That would be great. I've got it currently as a schedule running every 30 mins.

Thanks!


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Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:26 pm
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Re: Newbie python scripting question

This sounds like a very logical addition to my Online Sensor plugin. I will add it this weekend.
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Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:32 pm
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Re: Newbie python scripting question

Speedtest devices are now included in my Online Sensor plugin.

I hope you find it useful.

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