[Biopython-dev] [Utilities-announce] NCBI E-Utilities requirements updated

Peter biopython at maubp.freeserve.co.uk
Tue Mar 10 16:29:54 EDT 2009

On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 12:40 PM, Peter <biopython at maubp.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> This email was sent out a few weeks ago, but it took a while before
> the NCBI webpage was actually updated (maybe a caching issue) so I
> didn't rush to relax our rules immediately.
> Under the new rules we must make no more than three requests every
> second.  We could track the times of the last two requests in order to
> enforce this as worded, but I think it would be simpler just to switch
> from using a minimum 3 second pause between Bio.Entrez requests to
> just a minimum 0.33334 second pause.  This is a much simpler code
> change and will comply with the new relaxed rules.
> Unless anyone has a counter suggestion, I will update Bio.Entrez and
> the tutorial shortly.

Change made in CVS, including the tutorial.


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