urllib3 VS grequests

Compare urllib3 vs grequests and see what are their differences.


urllib3 is a user-friendly HTTP client library for Python (by urllib3)


Requests + Gevent = <3 (by spyoungtech)
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urllib3 grequests
15 6
3,406 4,244
2.8% -
8.0 0.0
4 days ago 5 months ago
Python Python
MIT License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of urllib3. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-05.


Posts with mentions or reviews of grequests. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-08-14.
  • How can I speed up python requests?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/learnpython | 14 Aug 2022
    grequests https://github.com/spyoungtech/grequests
  • Best way to run parallel async http requests
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/learnpython | 23 Aug 2021
    I found examples of running parallel async http requests using grequests, but in its GitHub page it recommends using requests-threads or requests-futures instead. Which of them would be the most straightforward tool for optimizing a sequence of GET requests against an API. Case scenario: API endpoint provides paginated responses. With first response, I get the total of itens, which allow me to prepare all the remaining urls. The API allows for 25 simultaneous requests from a single user session (JWT token).

What are some alternatives?

When comparing urllib3 and grequests you can also consider the following projects:

requests - A simple, yet elegant, HTTP library.

requests-futures - Asynchronous Python HTTP Requests for Humans using Futures

httplib2 - Small, fast HTTP client library for Python. Features persistent connections, cache, and Google App Engine support. Originally written by Joe Gregorio, now supported by community.

pycurl - PycURL - Python interface to libcurl

FGrequests - Fastest python library for making asynchronous group requests.

Uplink - A Declarative HTTP Client for Python

jasmin - Jasmin - Open source SMS gateway

Doublify API Toolkit