KEGG API Validation
0
0
Entering edit mode
3.3 years ago
stanley.ju • 0

When I run curl to call the KEGG API (e.g. curl http://rest.kegg.jp/link/pathway/{insert ID here}) on a loop of a bunch of identifiers, I often times get different results. When I run the script once, I may get the corresponding pathway ID for a certain gene that I don't get a pathway for the second time I run the script.

I'm in a bioinformatics program and asked one of my instructors about this, and he said that he's had that happen too--and he thinks it's just timeout errors from a not-always-reliable API. He says in the past he's wrote his own validation scripts to re-run API calls a few times before deciding that the data doesn't exist.

Has anyone else had similar experiences? Are there any public resources that can help validate results from a KEGG API call like this?

Thanks!

KEGG Perl Python • 569 views
ADD COMMENT

Login before adding your answer.

Traffic: 2057 users visited in the last hour
Help About
FAQ
Access RSS
API
Stats

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Powered by the version 2.3.6