Web Tool for Bulk Price Series Download

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by chromosome, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. I wrote a Web based application to download multiple stock price series on one spreadsheet. It is extremely useful for getting data into MATLAB, etc. where you need historical prices for 10, 15, 20 stocks on one sheet. This application allows the user to input many tickers to get the prices on one sheet without having to download separate price series and combining them. This can be useful to students or practitioners that do not have commercial software to do the same thing.

  2. Does anyone have ideas for additions or improvements?

    I was thinking about allowing an option to store the file on the server so your MATLAB application could call the file from the Web.

    I also want to allow the download in binary format (.mat) for direct use without having to import a .csv.

  3. I've enhanced this application:

    * Added series for $ change, % change, relative price, and log return
    * Added filesize and filename to download message
    * Allow data download for one ticker
    * Added support for indicies