Cobalt is designed to foster a culture of open data and open source at the university. Cobalt's web APIs are free to use and also free to contribute to.
Cobalt: The web service that powers the web APIs. Built with Node.js and interfaces with MongoDB for high performance querying over JSON-like data structures. (a detailed guide on contributing to this repository is available).
UofT Scrapers: The web scraping modules that populate Cobalt's databases. Built with Python and also distributed as a PyPI module.
For all repositories, there is one
master branch. For each stable release, a new tag is created (ex.
We use GitHub issue tracking. Each repository will have outstanding issues/suggestions listed in the Issues tab.
Each pull request should only contain one new feature/improvement, and should always be submitted to the
Please make sure that any pull request you submit abides by the code style guides mentioned below.
For Python, we follow the PEP 0008 code style.
If you find any inconsistencies in the current codebase, please do bring it up and feel free to submit a pull request fixing it.
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