Veel gestelde vragen over Python. Wie? Wat? Waarvoor?

Waarom Python? Wat kun je ermee? Lees dit artikel om meer over deze unieke taal te leren! Wie heeft python ontwikkeld? Python is in 1991 ontwikkeld door Guido van Rossum. Hij werkte destijds bij het Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam. Het is uitgegroeid tot een wereldwijd project. Tot 2018 is Guido de … Continue reading “Veel gestelde vragen over Python. Wie? Wat? Waarvoor?”

Interview with Joris Hoendervangers

This interview was originally posted on B. Amsterdam First released in 1991, Python is one of the world’s most popular programming languages — it’s also the fastest-growing. And for good reason. Python is accessible and straightforward, easy to learn in comparison to the many other daunting languages. For those who have previously not dared venture … Continue reading “Interview with Joris Hoendervangers”

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”

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”

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”

Python numbers – The Netherlands, 2020

Python’s popularity is growing fast, also in The Netherlands. But do we really know how fast? Actually, not really, because the popularity of a language is a subjective matter. Certainly the answer you get depends on the person you ask. So is there any way we can get a better understanding of usage numbers of … Continue reading “Python numbers – The Netherlands, 2020”