Time for a new release of Rblpapi -- version 0.3.6 is now on CRAN. Rblpapi provides a direct interface between R and the Bloomberg Terminal via the C++ API provided by Bloomberg Labs (but note that a valid Bloomberg license and installation is required).
This is the seventh release since the package first appeared on CRAN last year. This release brings a very nice new function
lookupSecurity() contributed by Kevin Jin as well as a number of small fixes and enhancements. Details below:
Changes in Rblpapi version 0.3.6 (2017-04-20)
bdhcan now store in
doublepreventing overflow (Whit and John in #205 closing #163)
bdpdocumentation has another ovveride example
A new function
lookupSecuritycan search for securities, optionally filtered by yellow key (Kevin Jin and Dirk in #216 and #217 closing #215)
init.cwith calls to
R_useDynamicSymbols(); also use
NAMESPACE(Dirk in #220)
getTickscan now return
data.tableobjects (Dirk in #221)
bdshas improved internal protect logic via
Rcpp::Shield(Dirk in #222)
Courtesy of CRANberries, there is also a diffstat report for the this release. As always, more detailed information is on the Rblpapi page. Questions, comments etc should go to the issue tickets system at the GitHub repo.
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