Many functionalities of INDRA can be used via a REST API. This enables making use of INDRA’s knowledge sources and assembly capabilities in a RESTful, platform independent fashion. The REST service is available as a public web service at http://api.indra.bio:8000 and can also be run locally.
Local installation and use¶
Running the REST service requires the flask, flask_restx, flask_cors and docstring-parser packages to be installed in addition to all the other requirements of INDRA. The REST service can be launched by running api.py in the rest_api folder within indra.
As an alternative, the REST service can be run via the INDRA Docker without the need for installing any dependencies as follows:
docker pull labsyspharm/indra docker run -id -p 8080:8080 --entrypoint python labsyspharm/indra /sw/indra/rest_api/api.py
The specific end-points and input/output parameters offered by the REST API are documented at http://api.indra.bio:8000 or the local address on which the API is running.