Docs portal

Why use the API?

Creating an integration or application with is the perfect way for you to empower your users to connect, explore, and share data. Whether you’re building an entirely new application using data or integrating your own data products with, you can make it easy for users to fully utilize the features of your product along with the powerful data resources available from

Even simple tasks like getting data out of can be accomplished with our API, saving you the time and effort of manually recreating them.

What's available

You’ll have access to a suite of materials that will assist you in using our API and other features to do everything from completing small tasks to developing large-scale data apps - we call this the Developer Toolkit. You’ll find information ranging from embedding content with oEmbed to the specifics of each endpoint included in’s API.

With’s Developer Toolkit, you’ll have access to a variety of features and functionality, including:

  • API: Access via REST APIs and with client libraries for Python, R, Javascript, and more (Learn more)

  • Content embedding: Display your content on via oEmbed and file previews (Learn more)

  • Deeplinks: Make navigation seamless from to your product and back (Learn more)

  • Webhooks: Automatically respond to activity of interest performed on (Learn more)

  • Web widgets: Add drop-in components to your web-based product to help users find data and author queries (Learn more)

  • Authentication: Log in and authorize users via (Learn more)

With the API, you can access a variety of features and functionality, including:

  • Data sources: Connect to data from the community, private datasets, and trusted sources like US Census, government agencies, and academia.

  • Data storage: Upload, stream, and sync data from disparate sources and multiple formats. Create a better experience by making data consumable, accessible, and portable.

  • Publishing & collaboration: Share reproducible conclusions, insights, and data subsets with collaborators throughout the life of data projects.