While this library is still supported, we suggest trying the newer Cloud Client Library for BigQuery, especially for new projects. See BigQuery Libraries for installation and usage details.
BigQuery API: A data platform for customers to create, manage, share and query data.
This page contains information about getting started with the BigQuery API using the Google API Client Library for Python. In addition, you may be interested in the following documentation:
- Browse the PyDoc reference for the BigQuery API.
- Read the Developer's guide for the Google API Client Library for Python.
- Interact with this API in your browser using the APIs Explorer for the BigQuery API.
- Mac OS X
- Python 2.7, or 3.4 or higher
Installing the client library
You can either use a package manager or download and install the Python client library manually:
Use pip or setuptools to manage your installation (you might
need to run
- pip (preferred):
$ pip install --upgrade google-api-python-client
easy_installtool included in the setuptools package:
$ easy_install --upgrade google-api-python-client
Download the latest client
library for Python, unpack the code, and run
python setup.py install