Can not find all the data that I need in API (answered)

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AndyHi
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Can not find all the data that I need in API (answered)

Postby AndyHi » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:33 am

Hi all,

I am trying to write a program to store the iScore exported files(html file) into my database, so I will be able to do some analysis and come out with some data that I need. For example, I want to see the batters' avg. against all the left-handed pitchers only, and I can do that with the data that I entered within iScore App.

However, all the exported files that I can get from the Admin website and the App (email pitch by pitch) does not contain the data of the players' bats/throws using-hand. Plus, they do not have the coordinates of the hitting balls.
(In the "pitch by pitch" file, it contains the throwing balls' coordinates. For instance,
<div class='ball' style='top:17.786666666667px;left:7.1818181818182px'>o</div>
, but no coordinates of the balls which were hit into the field)

I need these data to fulfill my database, and then I could do the analysis part.

Does anyone know where can I get those data?
Thanks a lot!!!
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Re: Can not find all the data that I need

Postby OhioTex » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:34 am

What you may be needing for your project may not be available as a data extract.

As i mentioned back in august, the developers do have an API for team website subscriptions that may be of help.. have you explored it? Are you using it? Was it helpful?

http://api.iscorecentral.com/teamwebsiteapi.html

I understand you are trying to build your own solution, but The developers have a partnership with The add on analytical program edgeHQ..yes it does costs $$, but that is the business model
They choose for the most granular data analysis. You can read more about edgehq on their web site

http://www.edgehq.com/iscore.php
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Re: Can not find all the data that I need

Postby AndyHi » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:14 am

Hi OhioTex!!

Yes, I did look into it, a little bit, and the baseball team manager told me that I can get what I want through the pitch by pitch file, that's why I didn't continue doing the API.... and I failed, LOL.

I went to check the API website again. I guess I have to create a team website in order to use the API, which cost $19.99 US dollars per year with 7 days free trial. I will need to make sure that I am able to use the API data to come out with what I am working on in a week.

I have never worked with API before. I tried to call the API, and it shows an error message on browser.

<ERROR name="API Not Enabled" description="The Team Website API has not been enabled for this Team Website"/>

Does anyone know how to make the Team Website API enable? Or maybe I just can't use the API before I make the purchase?

BTW, there is a problem with the team websites.... the foreign characters are unreadable, just like what I thought.

Best regards,
Andy
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Re: Can not find all the data that I need

Postby OhioTex » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:24 am

Andy - sorry, I do not have more experience with the iscore API to share. You would have to use your developer talents to explore and adapt on your own. but given what i recall you were trying to do, if Iscore was going to be able to provide what you wanted for your project, without purchasing edge HQ, I think that is your best bet . Yes , it does require the team web site subscription at ~20$US/year -BUT if it has what you need, that would be great, and It would seem to be a very small price to pay.

I wish you success in your endeavors, but as you can tell by the response you have gotten on past posts, you are pretty much on your own on this. you are trying to build an analytic program using iscore as the data source vs purchasing the edgeHQ analytic add on, (which i know is a significant expense for a small organization) but that is the business model of iscore. As you scan this forum, you will see numerous requests for developers time on items much more core to the sports and use of the program. the API is something the developers have provided which is nice, but given the multiple demands on the developers time, not something i expect to get much attention .

(btw -as a reminder, i am not an employee of edgeHQ or iscore, just a user and helper of users)
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Re: Can not find all the data that I need

Postby AndyHi » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:54 pm

Hi OhioTex,

I tried to look for the pitch target coordination and hitting field target coordination from those API pages. However, I could not find any. I am wondering that if those data are on the API or it only shows on the edgehq? I checked the edgehq page and there are no sample nor free trial.

BTW, do you know how can I contact to the iScore to ask about my team website is not enabled to API? I emailed to 'support@iscoresports.com' but no one reply my msg. :(

Best regards,
Andy
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Re: Can not find all the data that I need

Postby OhioTex » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:04 pm

Support@iscoresports.com is the email .. as i tried to say in prior post.. i am afraid you are om your own.. you are looking for something that is not supported nor part of their buisness model.
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Re: Can not find all the data that I need

Postby AndyHi » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:52 pm

yeah.... I guess I have to keep waiting on their reply then.

So what you were saying is that iScore does not have the data of the pitch target coordination and hitting field target coordination, even though we did enter that info when we recorded our game data by using iScore App. The company who owns that data is edgehq. Is that what you were saying?

I really appreciated your explanation.

Best regards,
Andy
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Re: Can not find all the data that I need

Postby AndyHi » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:41 pm

I got an email from iScore Sports,

There is an undocumented API that users are allow to use it as part of the Team Website subscription.
However, iScore Sports do not offer support for it.
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Re: Can not find all the data that I need

Postby OhioTex » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:16 pm

should not come as a surprise. (The only surprise to me is they did not suggest to look to their business partner EdgeHQ for advance analytics) .
This is consistent with initial thread viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12343&p=49362#p49362

AndyHi wrote:I got an email from iScore Sports,

There is an undocumented API that users are allow to use it as part of the Team Website subscription.
However, iScore Sports do not offer support for it.

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