this is the data I receive when asking for a user data with the Stack Exchange API:

  "items": [{
    "badge_counts": {
      "bronze": 27,
      "silver": 12,
      "gold": 0
    "account_id": 1995901,
    "is_employee": false,
    "last_modified_date": 1523971782,
    "last_access_date": 1524655618,
    "age": 30,
    "reputation_change_year": 326,
    "reputation_change_quarter": 123,
    "reputation_change_month": 123,
    "reputation_change_week": 42,
    "reputation_change_day": 2,
    "reputation": 1515,
    "creation_date": 1351694267,
    "user_type": "registered",
    "user_id": 1788884,
    "accept_rate": 50,
    "location": "Israel",
    "website_url": "http://www.facebook.com/NeilKalman",
    "link": "https://stackoverflow.com/users/1788884/thatkookooguy",
    "profile_image": "https://i.stack.imgur.com/HYlfy.gif?s=128&g=1",
    "display_name": "Thatkookooguy"
  "has_more": false,
  "quota_max": 300,
  "quota_remaining": 267

But I'm trying to obtain this statistic:

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getting the percentage and tags that percentage is relevant for.

anyway of getting that through the API?

I want to create a little widget to embed this data in my digital CV.


1 Answer 1


No, the API cannot do this. Refer to the API docs and you'll note that there is no method that can be used to compute a user's tag percentile.

Also, it's not clear exactly how it's calculated:

  1. Many tags are not eligible. (Number of questions? Total tag score?)
  2. It might be that users with less than 200 rep are not counted.

Anyway, you can get the percent standing of all of your (eligible) tags with this SEDE query:


Which returns results like:

    SEDE reults

Or you can use this SEDE query, which returns your percent and ranking for a single tag.

Alas, SEDE does not have an API, but:

  • Percentile data changes slowly. You could/should cache this in your app and just update it every 1 to 6 weeks. (Note that SEDE updates weekly and other data sources update quarterly.)
  • You can run a SEDE query in Google's BigQuery -- which does have an API.

Technically, you could do it for low traffic tags by downloading every question and answer for that tag. But this would take a while and also quickly bust your quota.

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