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This is very costly to do in the API and currently impossible for many combinations of tag and date (because it would require more than the 10,000 allowed API calls per day). I'll write more about that tomorrow (11/11 or 11/12 UTC). Meanwhile, perhaps a SEDE query will work? The query: Top Answerers, by your tags and your date range takes your date range ...


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First, you'll want to go upvote the feature request to add tag search for answers, etc. (If/when you have the upvote privilege) In the meantime, for answers by tag you can use the /search/excerpts route as long as you include is:answer in the q parameter. For example:       ...


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There seem to be 2 or 3 effects, the biggest is that the Tags page also shows Synonyms. There may also be a small cache effect, but there seems to be another discrepancy as well, possibly an error/bug. You can see that the Tags page also shows Synonyms by: Go to the Tags page. Enter userscr in the Type to find tags: box. You will see something like: ...


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The API is not a good tool for this (more below). Use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE) for this kind of bulk analysis. For example, this SEDE query shows the number of unique users who asked and/or answered in the PHP tag: Unique, Overall, Active Users: 384,835 Active Question Askers: 256,140 Active Answerers: 209,108 ...



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