Accessing financial data with Python or R
Looking for financial data and want to access it directly via Python or R?
Consider using WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) platform which not only includes a host of financial data from various vendors including S&P, Thomson Reuters/Refintiv, CRSP, and more but also allows you to query for and pull data directly using Python and R.
In February, Lim Hwee Ming, Research Librarian, Accounting & Finance, gave a brief introduction to accessing WRDS data via Python/Juypter Notebooks in a bite-size workshop.
Using the WRDS API, you can pull in data and mix and merge the data from various sources such as Datastream, Compustat, IBES and more.
To learn more about using WRDS, consult our library [at] smu.edu.sg ( SMU Librarians ) or refer to the following documentation