Application Programming Interface. An interface designed to be queried programmatically.

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Is there an API for the Oscars/Academy Awards that lists past winners as well as current nominees?

I'm not looking for a page scraper but an actual API I can use that returns (preferably) JSON or XML. An example would be a request to return all the nominees for Best Picture in 2014. The Oscar site ...
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Open Data about Open Data

What are good open data sources for open data? data.gov is nice but limited to American open data. datahub.io is based on CKAN, it comes closes to what I have in mind and it has an API. There's also ...
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Large list of quotes

I am looking for a large database / list of quotes I can use. Preferably famous quotes / quotes by famous people. I have tried looking for a brainyquote API or something, but couldn't find one. If ...
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Where can I find data sets that have no API?

I am putting together a tutorial on how to build APIs and I was curious if there are any open data sets that do not have an API attached to it.
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Census API data across superior geographies

I am trying to populate a GeoJSON layer of blockgroups in Leaflet with attribute data pulled live from the Census API. My GeoJSON has the full FIPS code for the blockgroups as an attribute. That is, ...
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OpenFDA API: Can I perform search by same field with various values

I'm in a process of investigation of openFDA API and its possibilities. For now I'm reviewing this type of request - One enforcement report of a certain health hazard class ...
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seriousnesscongenitalanomaly in openFDA Adverse Events

I'm dipping my toes into the openFDA dataset and want to do some searches related to congenital anomalies. I know this data is searchable because the folks at Social Health Insights have built a ...
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OpenFDA api for drug Label changes

Is there is any API for getting the label changes for a list of drugs. I have been searching for APIs and RSS feeds with no luck.
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How do I access data from 3taps API in C#?

I know this sounds more like a developer question, and more suitable for StackOverflow, but I'm hoping for a more theoretical answer because I'm completely new to APIs. I'm trying to develop an ...
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Is the Healthcare Finder API broken?

Going to any of the API version pages, like... https://finder.healthcare.gov/services/version_2_0 And attempting to download the schema results in an error message, like... Access Denied You don't ...
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Results data for Basketball World Cup

This year will be the Basketball World Cup in Spain (here the official web page), and I'm thinking in doing an app to keep track of all the teams and results. Anyone kowns, if there is (or will be) ...
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Docket Information call returns “Not Acceptable” error in windows form app

Our app worked fine with Version 1 and Version 2 of the Regulations.gov API, but I can't get it to work with version 3. I am using a new API key, and pasting the complete URL in the browser brings ...
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USGS Various API Calls

I am building a website that must gather information from the USGS' various APIs but seem to have a hard time. I'm trying to obtain the Soil Type using the Vs30 API. Here is the link for the ...
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openFDA: Can we print results for multiple patients at once?

Is there any way to get multiple patients' results in one output? I've noticed it defaults to show one patient's results at a time - and skipping allows you to see other patients - but is there any ...
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How to get all the DrugList

I want to fetch all the drugList, lets say -> DrugName, Manufacturer, Prescribed for, Description. I tried using https://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?count=patient.drug.openfda.manufacturer_name.exact ...
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OpenFDA adverse event counts by dates do not add up

The counts by date range do not seem to add up. For example, the following two queries ...
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Inconsistency in API results?

Two of the sample queries on the open.fda.gov "API Basics" webpage return what appears to be inconsistent results: ...
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Where do I type in my query in the API in openFDA.gov

The openFDA.gov reference website says to use the following webpage for queries: https://api.fda.gov. But when I go to that page, there is no where to type in a query and run it. Where can I type in ...
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Format for exchanging open data catalogs

There are a number of catalogs of open data portals out there. Like many well intended efforts, many of them go stale for long periods of time or altogether. One way to combat this problem is to have ...
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How to get total count of adverse effects events by manufacturer in openFDA?

I get error when attempting to use count=patient.drug.openfda.manufacturer_name.exact without including the filter by field like in ...
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Are there any open datasets for Wrestling statistics

I'm looking for freestyle, greco, and folkstyle statistics. At the "professional" and college level. To expand on my question (and in response to the comment below), for example, I'm looking for ...
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Now I have an API key, how do I access OpenFDA?

The link I am told to use, https://api.fda.gov, redirects me to http://api.data.gov, which does NOT have an FDA option! In any case, that site has no place to enter the API key I got on the OpenFDA ...
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Video game meta-data (supplement for Steam API)

Steam offers a REST-like API (details here and here) enabling a registered developer to obtain informations on its users (games owned, time passed on each...). However, I didn't find useful ...
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IP Geocoding Data Sources and/or APIs

I am looking for IP address to geocoding data sources and/or APIs. Open to any formats, and the main concern is the quality, depth, and freshness of the data.
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Looking for a large data set of French data

As I am a French student in IT I have to work on a Big-Data project using French data (the country, not the language). What I'm looking for is a data set of something interesting like weather or ...
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Are there any open datasets of board games that allow commercial usage?

I'd like to start working on a web application that relates to board games and eventually off of it. I'd like to know if there are any data sets out there that will fit this scenario. I've found that ...
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Is there a database that provides lengths of books?

No, I don't plan to judge a book by its length :-) I'd just like to test some hypotheses regarding the length of books and their review distributions. I imagine if such data exists, it must record the ...
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Looking for geo localization data of golf courses

I'm looking for free geo localization data of world wide golf courses. I can easily parse and store this information from several specialized websites... But I would like to find another way to get it ...
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Using Open Graph to see what comments are being made

I know that I can get the number of links shared from Facebook's Open Graph with something like this: http://graph.facebook.com?id=http://thanetstar.com/article/what-s-great-about-thanet-2 And I ...
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Climate data from stations in Canada

Does anyone know of data available via an API for climate stations in Canada. NOAA has a nice API interface for US stations (http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/webservices/v2), and does have data for ...
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API's for oil and gas well location/production data?

Any ideas? I've been hunting for something like this but haven't found anything yet.
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Federal Holiday Calendar Service

Looking for an open Federal / Holiday Calendar service to show business hours of banking or credit related businesses. I've requested this here: https://explore.data.gov/nominate/2930 and I've ...
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A web API user's guide for free and open data

There are many web-based Application Programming Interfaces (API) that allow data-hungry people to get their hands on all sorts of data. It's a great way to collect data as-needed, instead of looking ...
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Open API for SEC data?

Is there any free API for programmatically grabbing SEC filing data, such as company financials or insider trading? It seems ironic that the EDGAR search gives you information in a nice tabular form, ...
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Using the API from Healthcare.gov to access healthcare plan data

I'm new in these parts and I have 0 programming experience. I've been doing research for a school project and I've hit a brick wall. What I want to do is to be able to extract the non-price ...
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Concept and topic tagging for websites

I need to find the main themes or topics for each of 50,000 website urls. For example, http://austinzencenter.org/ should return topics such as zen, monastic, austin, retreat, buddha, etc. I'm ...
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Techniques for Pulling Prices for a Large Number of Amazon Items

Lately I have been playing around with the Amazon Product Advertising API, and it made me very curious about how Amazon-price checking sites like Keepa and camelcamelcamel actually work. For a ...
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Real Newbe Question

My interest is in visualizations from the standpoint of a software developer, not a scientist. It seems that getting open data from two different sites take a lot of work as some expose an API and ...
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Is there any documentation or case study of scaling up an Open Data API?

Forecasting open data demand is quite challenging. A new public dataset means more downloads, a new app results in way more requests. It would be interesting to discuss the throughput of open data ...
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Is there an open data api or service for dates of official government holidays?

Is there a service or Open API that exists out there for providing the dates of existing holidays in the US including observed holidays? Unfortunately, from my google searches I've just found a paid ...
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Geospatial, temporal and keyword search using CKAN API on data.gov using ckanclient

Thanks to this answer , I can successfully use the python ckanclient package to search data.gov for "sea_water_temperature": import ckanclient q = 'tags:sea_water_temperature' ckan = ...
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Large bibliographic database of research papers

I'm currently working on a project for University and need to source a free and open database of scientific research papers to work on, the larger the better. It also needs to contain bibliographic ...
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How do I escape an ampersand in a Socrata SODA 2 API call?

How do I escape & in a Socrata SODA 2 API call? For example, http://data.cityofchicago.org/resource/xh8b-g55w.json?$where=license_description='Special Event Beer & Wine'&$limit=1
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How do I escape a single quote in a Socrata SODA 2 API call?

I'd like to request a query that includes a single quote '. http://data.cityofchicago.org/resource/xh8b-g55w.json?$where=license_description="Caterer's Liquor License"&$limit=1 returns { ...
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Content-driven API or RSS feed

I'm looking for a few content-driven APIs and RSS feeds for a mashup website i'm building. Like Yahoo! News and Flickr, which allow you to submit a GET request and get a list of items based on a ...
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CKAN API questions

I'm looking to search Data.gov and using the CKAN API for this. as a start I want to do a simple text search like this one for environmental data. some questions related to this: It appears that ...
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The Healthplan finder API stopped responding, where can I get support or more information?

The API at http://finder.healthcare.gov/services/ has stopped responding. Previously it was returning the stated data very well. Where can I get support or more information about what's going on?
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Are there any open datasets for Soccer statistics?

I'm mainly interested in soccer related statistics. There are quite a few different API's relating to soccer, but most of them are commercial and far, far out of my price range. I've looked at ...
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Individual bicycle data within a bike hire scheme

Does anyone know of a bicycle hire scheme anywhere in the world that provides individual bicycle data within its API? For example, the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme in London provides data on each bike ...
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What sources exist for sales tax information

What open data sources are available to determine the appropriate sales tax at the state and local levels? For example, assume that an three items are sold from a retailer to the following ...