DataScience Workbook / 07. Data Acquisition and Wrangling / 1. Remote Data Access / 1.2 Remote Data Download / 1.2.2 Downloading Online Data using API


An API user typically needs:

  • a basic understanding of programming concepts,
  • knowledge of the API endpoint and request parameters,
  • an API key or access token,
  • an understanding of data formats,
  • and knowledge of rate limits and usage policies.

Some APIs are relatively straightforward and provide simple HTTP endpoints that can be accessed using a web browser or basic command-line tools. In these cases, a user may not need much programming experience beyond basic web skills such as making HTTP requests and parsing data formats like JSON or XML.

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