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 https://developers.refinitiv.com/eikon-apis/eikon-data-api. 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”

Pandas Profiling – Turbocharge your Data Analysis

Pandas Profiling is the cool new tool for Data Analysis with Python. In this post, we will analyse the Airbnb data for Amsterdam, kindly provided by Inside Airbnb. If you are running Anaconda, you can install the package with the following command in your command line (Windows) or terminal (MacOS / Linux): conda install -c … Continue reading “Pandas Profiling – Turbocharge your Data Analysis”

Open Data Tutorials: Open Data Sources & Python

Open Data: many organisations are publishing data for the public good. For example, the European Union publishes numbers on economic activity, demographics, greenhouse gas emissions and gender equality. The European Central Bank publishes money supply statistics, interest rates and foreign exchange rates. Likewise, plenty of other institutions do the same. Thus, there is a wealth … Continue reading “Open Data Tutorials: Open Data Sources & Python”

Process PDF’s fast with PyPDF2 and Pdfminer3k

Getting text from PDF files can be an absolute pain. Fortunately the quality of scans are getting better which makes parsing them a little bit easier. In this post we will show you two Python packages for working with PDF files. Neither of them is perfect, but you can get decent results with them. In … Continue reading “Process PDF’s fast with PyPDF2 and Pdfminer3k”

Python Excel – How to join forces?

Many people love spreadsheets. Also many people hate spreadsheets. It doesn’t really matter in which camp you are, you probably have to deal with them anyways because they are everywhere. If you prefer to work with Python, you can use some very powerful packages to deal with Excel files. With these packages, you could almost get … Continue reading “Python Excel – How to join forces?”

Getting Started with Python: The Installation [Windows]

Python is a programming language created by Guido van Rossum back in 1991. The language is easy to use and has gained a lot in popularity the last few years. At the time of writing, it is the 3rd most popular language (after Java and C) as ranked by TIOBE. Installation of Python So how do … Continue reading “Getting Started with Python: The Installation [Windows]”