[biomart-users] How can I get datasets in a "RESTful" way on ensembl.org?
I'm very new to BioMart and working on developing a client to interact with BioMart servers.
I read the docs of BioMart (http://www.biomart.org/other/biomart_0.9_0_documentation.pdf) and found a way to get datasets using REST APIs (page 77). I tried some queries below to get a list of datasets but nothing succeeded:
I guess, say, http://www.ensembl.org/biomart/martservice?type=datasets&mart=ENSEMBL_MART_ENSEMBL returns a table-like list of datasets but I want to get results in XML formats because it is more consistent. How can I access metadata on ensembl.org in a RESTful way as described in the docs?
Thomas Maurel Bioinformatician - Ensembl Production Team European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) European Molecular Biology Laboratory Wellcome Trust Genome Campus Hinxton Cambridge CB10 1SD United Kingdom