Historics API speed


Hi –

I’m getting started with the Python API for querying the historics data. What is a reasonable length of time to expect a query to take? My queries are regularly taking at least a few hours to complete, although the queries are quite simple (e.g. a thirty-day window for tweets from a specific user). Is that normal for the historics API?

Thanks very much,
-Zac Ernst

Software Engineer
Narrative Science


Yes - that is completely normal. We discuss how long Historics may take to complete on our Historics FAQ page.