Recently I've been working with some fine developers to come up with a Python module to interface with the Mist API.
It was designed to be user-friendly and extensive. Hopefully you'll find it such, but since it's public we invite you to help us develop it further and make it even better.
pip install mistifi
pip3 install mistifi
and give it a shot.
You'll find more documentation on the GitHub link below.
Please visit the project on GitHub and contribute. No contribution is too small, and even just documenting a few things will help, not to mention bringing you into the coding world, like it did me.