I am happy to announce the release of Wikidata Toolkit 0.6.0 , the
Java library for programming with Wikidata and Wikibase.
The most prominent new feature of this release is improved support for
writing bots (full support for maxlag and edit throttling, simpler code
through convenience methods, fixed a previous issue with API access). In
addition, the new version introduces support for the new Wikidata
property types "external-id" and "math".
We have also improved our documentation by creating an example project
that shows how to use Wikidata Toolkit as a library in your own,
stand-alone Java code .
The bot code in the examples is used in actual bots, and was used for
thousands of edits on Wikidata (e.g., some may have noticed that the
annoying "+-1" after population numbers and the like has become quite
rare recently ;-).
Maven users can get the library directly from Maven Central (see );
this is the preferred method of installation. There is also an
all-in-one JAR at github  and of course the sources  and updated
As usual, feedback is welcome. Developers are also invited to contribute
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Technische Universität Dresden
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