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Variable Description APIs would be useful

As a developer, I think an API to describe and search for SF1 variables will be very useful.

Sample API:

http://thedataweb.rm.census.gov/data/2010/sf1/desc/(parameters)

Usages:

1. http://thedataweb.rm.census.gov/data/2010/sf1/desc/all

returns a JSON array of all SF1 variables and their descriptions.

2. http://thedataweb.rm.census.gov/data/2010/sf1/desc/P0010001

returns information about P0010001 (its name, concept, etc)

3. http://thedataweb.rm.census.gov/data/2010/sf1/desc/Asian

returns a list of variables related to Asian.

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Submitted by 2 years ago

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  1. Moderator

    It's not perfect, but I've posted a way you can find variables via 'dataferrett' here:

    http://apiforum.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Finding-Available-Variables/466692-18378

    1 year ago

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