Financial Data Accessible from R

This post lists the sources and types of financial data that is accessible directly from R. I included here free and non free ressources. Obviously given the size and the activity of the R community this is work in constant progress. I might update this survey in the future. Any comments welcome.

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6 Responses to “Financial Data Accessible from R”


  • It’s well worth looking at Quandl for a huge store of data collected from a lot of other sites.

  • Very useful list! I’d suggest you put it in HTML table form, it would be much easier to click links, reference better on search engines, etc.

    Shameless plug: if you have a Datastream access, you can also take a look at the RDatastream package that I wrote:
    https://github.com/fcocquemas/rdatastream

    You can do similar things with it as you can with the Matlab datafeed toolbox.

  • I don’t know whether it’s just me or if everybody else encountering
    problems with your website. It looks like some of
    the text in your content are running off the screen. Can somebody else please provide
    feedback and let me know if this is happening to them as well?
    This might be a issue with my web browser because I’ve had this happen
    previously. Thank you

    • I had initially a display problem with the HTML table in the post “Financial Data Available from R” but this has been solved in the last post of the series (part IV). It was, as you suggested, a browser related issue. I recently tested the entire website on Chrome, Firefox and IE. The display for “Financial Data Available from R – part IV” is OK on all of them. I didn’t modify the previous posts of the series and I didn’t test any other browser though.
      If you’re interested in this particular topic, I suggest you use only this post “Financial Data Available from R – part IV”. It contains all the information I gathered.

      HTH

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