Tab Data

I spiked an implementation of a tabular data fetcher aimed at the Tab format in Wikimedia Commons. github

Tabular data allows users to create CSV-like tables of data, and use them from other wikis to create automatic tables, lists, and graphs. mediawiki

The Tab format is new. I see it mentioned occasionally at the Common's village pump. posts

The MediaWiki action API is a web service that provides convenient access to wiki features, data, and meta-data over HTTP, via a URL usually at api.php. mediawiki


POST /plugin/tab/commons

Look for pages with the .tab extension within all Data namespace pages. search

There is some interesting data on the rate at which wikipedia edits accumulate. It is hard to view because samples are not spaced uniformly in time. I look forward to the day that data like this is always subject to convenient transformation. wikipedia

Similar data better organized for all editions. page