Thu, 06 Oct 2022

Rblpapi 0.3.14: Updates and Extensions

bloomberg terminal

Version 0.3.14 of the Rblpapi package arrived on CRAN earlier today. Rblpapi provides a direct interface between R and the Bloomberg Terminal via the C++ API provided by Bloomberg (but note that a valid Bloomberg license and installation is required).

This is the fourteenth release since the package first appeared on CRAN in 2016. It comprises a nice PR from Robert Harlow extending support to B-PIPE authentication (for those who have it) along with a few fixes made since the last release in January. The last one provided from a kind assist by Tomas Kalibera who pointed out how to overcome an absolute ‘rpath’ dynamic linker instruction (and as I noticed noticed something I already did in another package – ah well) so that we no longer require StagedInstall: yes.

The detailed list of changes follow below.

Changes in Rblpapi version 0.3.14 (2022-10-05)

  • Build configuration was generalized to consider local copies of library and headers (Dirk in #362)

  • A ticker symbol was corrected (Dirk in #368 addressing an issue #366 and #367)

  • Support for B-PIPE was added (Robert Harlow in #369 closing #342)

  • The package no longer requires staged installation thanks to an assist from Tomas Kalibera (Dirk in #373)

  • The retired package fts is no longer suggested (Dirk in #374 closing #372)

Courtesy of my 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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