I'd like to do a little poking around with the questions/answers/users of the site to date. Where would I go to get the information for GFH?

  • I screen-scraped the questions using Outwit hub. Be good to know if there's a better solution.
    – user104
    Commented Nov 22, 2012 at 9:37

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Stack Exchange Data Explorer

Stack exchange API

I haven't time to look at them myself, unfortunately.

  • The data explorer is only for non-beta sites. The api would be a good tool.
    – user47
    Commented Nov 22, 2012 at 17:51
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    Unfortunately data.stackexchange.com doesn't seem to work for beta sites... Can't imagine why not?
    – fbrereto
    Commented Nov 22, 2012 at 21:29
  • I'd love to see a dashboard similar to meta.genealogy.stackexchange.com/questions/1332/… setup with the APIs that is publicly available.
    – user47
    Commented Nov 26, 2012 at 16:46

I've started playing with the Stack Exchange API and believe it can meet your needs. I'm working in python and using stackpy. Like any api, it's not ideal for a generic data dump since I believe you'd have to iterate thru each instance of each data type. It probably works better if you have a particular function you'd like to perform because then filters and api functions could do alot of the work for you.

  • Looking at the SE API, what I'd like to have but can't seem to get is the reputation of the person asking a question at the time they asked it. All I can seem to get from the SE API is their current rep... When I get the time I'll check out the stackpy work, it looks promising.
    – fbrereto
    Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 21:11

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