atom feed5 messages in com.freebase.developersRe: [Developers] Random pick...
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Arthur van HoffApr 29, 2008 12:04 pm 
John GiannandreaApr 29, 2008 12:10 pm 
Kendra KuhlMay 8, 2008 11:01 am 
Arthur van HoffMay 8, 2008 12:02 pm 
Kirrily RobertMay 8, 2008 12:09 pm 
Subject:Re: [Developers] Random pick...
From:John Giannandrea (jg@metaweb.com)
Date:Apr 29, 2008 12:10:40 pm
List:com.freebase.developers

Arthur van Hoff wrote:

I need to randomly pick a few topics of a specific type out of Freebase. Any suggestions on how to do this without first requesting the entire list?

We dont currently have a good way to do this. One option would be read the first and last timestamped instances of a type and then run rand over the range and pick limit:1 at some random timestamp ranges. -jg