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For analyzing large chunks of data, don't use the API. Use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE), that's what it's there for. SEDE data lags real-time by 1 to 5 weeks, but that's no big problem for most statistical purposes. For intense "Big data" analysis beyond even SEDE's capabilities, use the quarterly data dumps. (Thanks, Tim Stone, for the ...


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I have found that the uniformity of having all of the methods return arrays has made writing a library much easier. Of course if it is a call (like the stats method) which always returns just one result, you don't have to expose it as a list to the API consumer. I don't have any experience with code generation and web APIs so I can't speak to that.


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Its not a high priority, so it may never be back ported to v1. Its highly likely that some version of the API will report those numbers though.


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Symmetry mostly. Every other method returns a collection, why should /stats be a one off?


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/questions?sort=votes and /questions/tagged/{tags}?sort=votes


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Well, the response has been underwhelming so far, but fortunately the powers that be decided to restore the voting tab on the profile page: http://meta.stackoverflow.com/a/130380/182796 So a client-side extension is no longer required.


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This will be fixed in the next build, we were returning total API stats instead of per-app stats. Silly oversight.


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This has been fixed, as of the last deploy.



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