On Fri, 26 Oct 2018, Sven Schreiber wrote:
Am 26.10.2018 um 10:37 schrieb Johannes Lips:
> Hi all,
> I just stumbled across the fact, that the EIA is providing some or
> most of their data through an API.  I noticed that you need to
> register, but perhaps there might be a way around it, when we get in
> touch with them and explain the possible use case and the options to
> I don't know if there's a proper process for adding possible new
> databases to the gretl database offerings, but I wanted to explore the
> possibility if we could access their API with gretl.
I guess the preferred way would be to nudge them to get integrated into the
DBnomics project. Maybe that is already the case?
OK, down-thread we see that the EIA data are available in gretl via
our db.nomics interface.
Otherwise I'd say it's not feasible to handcraft a
access for every possible API out there. But maybe that is already
standardized, I don't know.
Just for reference, we do have tools in place that make it fairly easy
to exploit an arbitrary data-provider's API (the functions curl,
jsonget and friends). Though db.nomics is reaching the point where
that shouldn't often be necessary.