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by afoster
November 22nd, 2012, 3:23 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: historical price series of all the constituents of an index with BBG
Replies: 7
Views: 10546

historical price series of all the constituents of an index with BBG

Can't you just use the Bloomberg excel tools for this - it's very straight forward, there is even a wizard and plenty of existing templates which you can find with a simple search on your terminal
by afoster
November 20th, 2012, 4:05 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: ** WAPI Software Alert: Python API SDK v3.5.2.0 for Windows and Linux
Replies: 0
Views: 9865

** WAPI Software Alert: Python API SDK v3.5.2.0 for Windows and Linux

Fresh of the Bloomberg WAPI press - we finally have native Python support!
by afoster
August 23rd, 2012, 12:37 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Developing with the Bloomberg API
Replies: 6
Views: 12745

Developing with the Bloomberg API

You could use mock objects to simulate the library
by afoster
January 24th, 2012, 7:56 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: MS SQL Server for large datasets
Replies: 8
Views: 16150

MS SQL Server for large datasets

How about using Infobright as your datastore - this is optimized for big data out of the box. You can combine that with and ETL tool like Taland. You could also look at out of the box front to back BI solutions such as Pentaho or Jaspersoft. Seems crazy to re-invent the wheel.
by afoster
December 5th, 2011, 9:51 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Trade capture, PnL and Risk
Replies: 3
Views: 17281

Trade capture, PnL and Risk

<t>Looks like you're destined to go down a well trodden path laden with good intent but paved with awful failure. So without going into the inevitable Access is a crazy bad solution chat which others will no doubt add later;1. If you even have the lowest budget for a professional solution - go for t...
by afoster
June 13th, 2011, 6:53 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: mod_python: getting all url parameter in a dict?
Replies: 3
Views: 21539

mod_python: getting all url parameter in a dict?

As a side note - mod_python is dead, why not use mod_wsgi..........then why not also leverage a micro web framework such as Flask or Bottle. Personally I use Django
by afoster
April 27th, 2011, 11:21 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Python / Bloomberg API v3 COM Example
Replies: 23
Views: 51112

Python / Bloomberg API v3 COM Example

Just so we are on the same page - here is a screener of my Pythonwin COM Makepy utility ... as well as the actual gen_py module.
by afoster
April 26th, 2011, 12:38 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Python / Bloomberg API v3 COM Example
Replies: 23
Views: 51112

Python / Bloomberg API v3 COM Example

The OS should not matter. Did you also install the COM data control?
by afoster
April 26th, 2011, 9:33 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Python / Bloomberg API v3 COM Example
Replies: 23
Views: 51112

Python / Bloomberg API v3 COM Example

The very first step is to run the PythonWin MakePy utility on the Blooomberg API COM 3.0 Type Library - have you done this step yet?
by afoster
April 15th, 2011, 6:51 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Help: NumPy and SciPy for Python 3.2 (Mac)
Replies: 9
Views: 26555

Help: NumPy and SciPy for Python 3.2 (Mac)

<- sticks with 2.7, leads an easy life.
by afoster
April 15th, 2011, 6:49 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: sample vb --> COM --> bbcomm?
Replies: 4
Views: 23714

sample vb --> COM --> bbcomm?

As a side note - have you thought about using the new API v3?
by afoster
April 11th, 2011, 12:54 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Help: NumPy and SciPy for Python 3.2 (Mac)
Replies: 9
Views: 26555

Help: NumPy and SciPy for Python 3.2 (Mac)

Also you may note in the install docs for numpy that it prefers an install of cpython from python.org, not the inbuilt mac python.
by afoster
April 11th, 2011, 11:41 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Help: NumPy and SciPy for Python 3.2 (Mac)
Replies: 9
Views: 26555

Help: NumPy and SciPy for Python 3.2 (Mac)

Basically the 3x series of python is not greatly supported by the big libraries out there - better to stick with 2.6 or the newer 2.7 branches. Also IDLE is ok when you are learning, but on a mac you can't really beat TextMate.
by afoster
April 8th, 2011, 9:01 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Powershell
Replies: 3
Views: 20468

Powershell

What kind of mundane tasks? Firstly I would say install GnuWin32 tools on your system which will give you a whole load of command line goodness. I tend to automate things like backing up my local projects to a network server etc using a mix of python scripts and task sheduler.
by afoster
March 10th, 2011, 3:56 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Using COM objects in R
Replies: 6
Views: 21877

Using COM objects in R

How about using python win32com and rpy
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