Re: [R] Bloomberg Data Import to R

From: Pfaff, Bernhard Dr. <>
Date: Thu 09 Feb 2006 - 00:10:22 EST

Hello Sumanto,

your question might be more appropriately been posted to the R-sig-finance list: (I have cc'ed this mail to this list).

To my knowledge neither a function nor a CRAN-package does exist. However, on the last useR! conference Dirk Edelbuettel presented a proprietary package that utilised the C API of Bloomberg (type WAPI <GO> on a Bloomberg terminal). I am not sure whether Dirk is nowadays inclined or allowed by his employee to share this package.

As an alternative, you could download data from Bloomberg into Excel, first (assuming that you are working in a Windows environment) and then load it into R via RODBC, for example.


Hi R-Experts,  

Can anyone tell me how Bloomberg data can be directly downloaded to R? Is there any package?

Sumanta Basak.

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