cheesebread: a toolbox for data science
cheesebread is a data toolbox. In other words, it supports tools and shortcuts to get data from REST APIs into datasets without the hassle of explicitly handling every single step in the middle.
- data catalog and datasets
- asynchronous communication to REST APIs
- aggregate data into time series from REST APIs
- expiring tokens
- request limits and retry on failure
More often than not, collectig data from REST APIs gets in the way of data analysis and machine learning. The toolbox implements a list of helpers that automate data collection.
Moreover, when we are given aggregate data, for instance, an API endpoint that returns a user’s number of interaction during a given period, the toolbox manages to create time series by asynchronously calling the API multiple times - a little bit hacky, but it wil get what we need.
The toolbox is aimed to a somewhat incipient data science team whose main focus is to get started with data analysis and not data collection.
Always suggest a version bump. We use Semantic Versioning.
Given a version number MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH, increment the:
- MAJOR version when you make incompatible API changes,
- MINOR version when you add functionality in a backwards-compatible manner, and
- PATCH version when you make backwards-compatible bug fixes.
Copyright (C) 2020 Gabriel Stefanini Vicente. cheesebread is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.
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