Hey Andrew, I have worked with IMDb and IMDbPY before and have some information that might be useful. First off is you need a server to install IMDbPY and you can use a free one on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for one full year.
<https://aws.amazon.com> https://aws.amazon.com I used a 64-bit Ubuntu image. These are the steps I took after getting the AWS server setup. Download the IMDb file that you need from the link below into the directory /home/ubuntu/imdb-files. Note that the AWS free tier only allows 30GB of storage so I would only download the files you need. >From what you wrote you may only need: genres.list.gz movies.list.gz ratings.list.gz <http://www.imdb.com/interfaces> http://www.imdb.com/interfaces After downloading the files, follow these steps to get your server setup (change YOUR-PASSWORD to your password for MySQL). sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install python-dev sudo apt-get install lamp-sever^ sudo apt-get install python-pip sudo apt-get install unzip sudo easy_install -U SQLOjbect sudo apt-get install python-mysqldb sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev sudo apt-get install libxslt-dev sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev pip install IMDbPY mysql -u root -p CREATE USER 'admin'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'YOUR-PASSWORD'; CREATE DATABASE imdb CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci; USE imdb; GRANT ALL ON imdb.* TO 'admin'@'localhost'; cd IMDbPY imdbpy2sql.py --mysql-force-myisam -d /home/ubuntu/imdb-files/ -u mysql://admin:YOUR-PASSWORD@localhost/imdb I did this setup about a 18 months ago and I do believe I captured all the steps correctly. Also as Davide has noted, you probably want to change the step above: pip install IMDbPY To use the latest version from GitHub - <https://github.com/alberanid/imdbpy> https://github.com/alberanid/imdbpy - so I think just do this: git clone https://github.com/alberanid/imdbpy.git Hope this helps you with your efforts and good luck! From: Andrew Tran [mailto:att...@ucdavis.edu] Sent: Friday, February 26, 2016 8:18 PM To: email@example.com Subject: [Imdbpy-help] retrieving all movies and csv file Hi ImdbPy team, I am currently taking information interfaces in college. I was thinking of doing a visualization based on a movies' release date, genre, rating, budget, and box office. Your API would be perfect for this. I was just wondering how I would be able to retrieve every movie in existence or at least all the movies in IMDB's database. I saw the link you posted about having to create a server. Is there an alternative where I can just download or form csv files? Thank you, Andrew Tran
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