I am trying to collect a large set of online contracts and came across the following statement in a research article:
Does anyone know how to access such a "snapshot of 25983 contracts"? Is it somehow hosted by Etherscan?
Given that the dates are between a fairly small range, this can be done looking at all the blocks in the time interval and selecting the transactions that result in contract creation. That will give you the addresses. It may sound like much, but this should be a matter of hours in terms of processing.
Hope this helps