How to get from Bloomberg unique id to ticker

It is possible to get from Bloomberg unique id to ticker without using aBloomberg Terminal. This is convenient, because you might not always have access to one. So, how do you do this? You can use the OpenFIGI API for that. Check out the (heavily simplified) example with Python below. This code example works “as-is”, but you … Continue reading “How to get from Bloomberg unique id to ticker”

Python books to help you level up

Python books can help you level up as a programmer. In this post you can find my recommendations. To get the most out of a book, you should pick one that matches your current level. Therefore the recommendations are split into three categories: beginners, intermediate/advanced and programming in general. Python books for Beginners First, when … Continue reading “Python books to help you level up”

Automation with Python and Zapier, IFTTT, Flow, etc.

Automation with Python becomes a lot of fun when you combine it with services like Zapier, IFTTT, Microsoft Flow and others. You can write small Python scripts that can trigger other actions. Like sending an e-mail or text message to yourself. In this article you can find a brief overview of these services. Automation Services There … Continue reading “Automation with Python and Zapier, IFTTT, Flow, etc.”

Datastream and Python: a wrapper for DSWS

If you like to use Python to retrieve data from the Datastream Web Services API (DSWS), you can use the package PyDSWS. It is a simple Python wrapper I’ve built. You do need to have a Datastream subscription and a username/password to use this package. Please note that this is an unofficial/unsupported package and it is still … Continue reading “Datastream and Python: a wrapper for DSWS”

Eikon & Python: time series for EURO STOXX 50 index

Are you using the Eikon API and Python? Then it is fairly easy to retrieve time series data for an index and its constituents. For example, you can use the following brief code snippet to download time series data for the Euro Stoxx 50. Conclusion: easy to get index data with Eikon & Python This is … Continue reading “Eikon & Python: time series for EURO STOXX 50 index”

Eikon Data API & Python – A Quickstart

The Eikon API provides simple access to users who require programmatic access to Refinitiv’s data. In this article, I’ll explain the steps to get up and running within a few minutes. Eikon & python play together nicely! You can find the official documentation at Before you start, make sure you have the following: Python 3.5+ … Continue reading “Eikon Data API & Python – A Quickstart”

Real Time KPI monitoring with Google Cloud & Python

“Create dashboards to monitor KPIs…” This is often my answer to a question I regularly get from business people: what can you do with Python? Let me walk you through a simple example for my own business. This time with Google Cloud. Google Data Studio Let’s start with the end in mind: we want to … Continue reading “Real Time KPI monitoring with Google Cloud & Python”

Snel en gemakkelijk CBS data gebruiken met Python

Heb je interesse in de data van het Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS) en ben je Python gebruiker? Dan zit je gebakken! Het is tegenwoordig namelijk mogelijk om razendsnel je gewenste data op te vragen. In deze blog post leg ik kort uit hoe je dit kunt doen. Let’s go, CBS & Python! Download voordat je … Continue reading “Snel en gemakkelijk CBS data gebruiken met Python”

Fully Automated Dashboards – Get started!

Almost all organisations have data in various locations and applications. If you work in an office, you’ll probably recognise this. You run various reports to get all the insights you need. What if you could see all key performance indicators (KPIs) in one go? Using one single dashboard with all your KPIs enables you to … Continue reading “Fully Automated Dashboards – Get started!”

Python at Universities in The Netherlands

Python is becoming a widely used programming language at Universities. It is beginner friendly and a suitable tool for research. Of course you will see it in the field of machine learning, artificial intelligence, finance and economics. You are probably also not surprised to see it in beta fields like biology, astrology and engineering. But … Continue reading “Python at Universities in The Netherlands”