I was looking around the API and felt guilty in setting up a nasty code in order to build a datadump. Just to check before doing it, there is no Stack archives available ? something like githubarchive.org for github API ? Since my purpose is more an analysis of Stack than building an app, I need more all static data, than access to the freshest dynamic one. thanks, Antoine

marked as duplicate by David Robinson, Tobias Kienzler, Hugo Dozois, Martijn Pieters, hims056 Oct 21 '13 at 18:04

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  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/198915/… – Oded Oct 21 '13 at 15:04
  • You added the "data-dump" tag to your question: doesn't the fact that the tag exists sort of answer your question? Couldn't you have checked what other questions have the tag? – David Robinson Oct 21 '13 at 15:05
  • Thanks Oded, exactly this ! David, I of course looked around before asking. Seems that google or even related proposals from stack didn't match any of Oded's pertinent answers. – mazieres Oct 21 '13 at 15:09
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The API is not the right tool for this.

We have had public data dumps going out for years.

At this time, we create a 7z file containing all the public data.

The latest official data dump on Archive.org is from September 2018.

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