17WORKING WITH APIs
In this chapter you’ll learn how to write a self-contained program to generate a visualization based on data that it retrieves. Your program will use a web application programming interface (API) to automatically request specific information from a website rather than entire pages. It will then use that information to generate a visualization. Because programs written like this will always use current data to generate a visualization, even when that data might be rapidly changing, it will always be up to date.
Using a Web API
A web API is a part of a website designed to interact with programs that use very specific URLs to ...