• PyRFA 8.1.0 on PyPI

    Great news. Our PyRFA 8.1.0 and 7.7.0 (for 32bit support) are now available on PyPI and immediately supports Python 3.6  You are now able to install PyRFA using pip with:

    pip install pyrfa

    What's new in 8.1.0:

    • 17 March 2017
    • Supports Python3.6
    • Adds getClientSessions() for Interactive Provider
    • Adds getClientWatchList() for Interactive Provider
    • Automatically loads dictionaries from the installed package folder
    • Able to privately submitData to a specific session ID
    • Able to closeSubmit items for a specific session ID
    • Available from PyPI

    API guide is available on our GitHub page including example scripts.

  • PyRFA Download Statistics (November 2016)

    Since the released of our PyRFA which recently supports Python 3.5, we have collected the download popularity and statistics as illustrated below:

    • The most popular platform: Windows (64bit)
    • The most popular Python version: Python 2.7

    PyRFA for Windows vs. Linux Downloads

    PyRFA Downloads by Python Versions

    PyRFA for Windows 64bit vs. 32bit Downloads

    PyRFA Downloads by Platforms

  • PyRFA 8.0.1.0 Release

    In 8.0.1.0, PyRFA brings a new capability for market price subscription where it can invoke server-side field filtering upon subscription. The market data updates will contain only fields of interest. This is called "View." With this new feature, PyRFA aims to reduce bandwidth used in very volatile market data updates. Also, we have qualified our builds with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

    What's new:

    • Supports FID filtering subscription with View
    • Updates RDMDictionary and enumtype.def
    • Compiled with RFA 8.0.1.L1
    • Qualified with RHEL7

    Downloads are available at https://github.com/devcartel/pyrfa.

  • PyRFA Download Statistics (February 2016)

    PyRFA is widely picked up by many finance tech developers around the world. It's been downloaded more than 600 times and counting since we released it to the public in 2013. We have been collecting the API download statistics for a while now and we think it is interesting in terms of OSes and platform people are developing application with PyRFA. These stats help us prioritize our future API releases and to help us focus on our QA process and platform extension. Here are some key takeaway:

    • The most popular platform: Windows (64bit)
    • The most popular Python version: Python 2.7

     

    PyRFA for Windows vs. Linux Downloads

     

    PyRFA Downloads by Python Versions

     

    PyRFA for Windows 64bit vs. 32bit Downloads

     

    PyRFA Downloads by Platforms

  • Print GitHub Markdown as PDF

    We have this little, handy Javascript in our browser bookmark when we need to print GitHub markdown files to PDF. In order to print as PDF in our brower, we need to remove all unnecessary HTML and CSS from GitHub page. That Javascript is:

    javascript:(function(e,a,g,h,f,c,b,d)%7Bif(!(f=e.jQuery)%7C%7Cg%3Ef.fn.jquery%7C%7Ch(f))%7Bc=a.createElement(%22script%22);c.type=%22text/javascript%22;c.src=%22http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/%22+g+%22/jquery.min.js%22;c.onload=c.onreadystatechange=function()%7Bif(!b&&(!(d=this.readyState)%7C%7Cd==%22loaded%22%7C%7Cd==%22complete%22))%7Bh((f=e.jQuery).noConflict(1),b=1);f(c).remove()%7D%7D;a.documentElement.childNodes%5B0%5D.appendChild(c)%7D%7D)(window,document,%221.3.2%22,function($,L)%7B$('%23header,%20.pagehead,%20.breadcrumb,%20.commit,%20.meta,%20%23footer,%20%23footer-push,%20.wiki-actions,%20%23last-edit,%20.actions,%20.header,.site-footer,.repository-sidebar,.file-navigation,.commit-tease,.gh-header-meta,.gh-header-actions,#wiki-rightbar,#wiki-footer').remove();%20$('%23files,%20.file').css(%7B%22background%22:%22none%22,%20%22border%22:%22none%22%7D);%20$('link').removeAttr('media');%7D); var removeMe = document.getElementsByClassName("file-header")[0]; removeMe.parentNode.removeChild(removeMe);

    Copy and make a bookmark of this script then go to your markdown page then click that saved bookmark. Voila! Clean and ready to print as PDF from your web browser.

  • PyRFA 8.0.0 Dropping Support for RHEL5 and 32-bit Systems

    Recent release of PyRFA 8.0.0 (and forward) has dropped support for 32-bit and RHEL5. It supports only 64-bit systems on both Windows and Linux. The reason to drop the support on 32-bit depends on Thomson Reuters RFA C++ libraries that we use to build PyRFA. And since Thomson Reuters has decided not to include the libraries, PyRFA is affected this way.

    Feature-wise, we will keep maintaining version 7.6.1 as it is the last version with 32-bit and RHEL5 support. All future bug fixes and enhancement made to 8.0.0 will also be ported back to 7.6.1.

    For this case, 7.6.1.3 releases also change the data output format into a pure dictionary just like in 8.0.0.

    Thanks for using PyRFA!

  • PyRFA 8.0.0 Data Output Change

    In PyRFA 8.0.0 onwards, we have changed data output from dispatchEventQueue() to contain only dictionary. This enables Python users to parse and use data more efficiently.

    In previous 7.6.0:

    ('NIP', 'EUR=', {'ASK': '0.999', 'ASK_TIME': '13:41:32:120', 'BID': '0.988', 'BID_NET_CH': '0.0041'})

    Now in 8.0.0:

    {'MTYPE':'IMAGE','RIC':'EUR=','SERVICE':'IDN_RDF_SDS','ASK':1.3712,'BID':1.3709}