In the past, I have used the package RBloomberg to directly pull bloomberg data into R. I've also seen it go by the names Rbbg or R[Name Redacted]. It seems to me, however, that this package no longer exists. Is it still out there somewhere? If not, is there a package that achieves the same purpose?


Are you aware of the findata.org site and its directory?

The code is also in a bazaar repository as well as GitHub repo.

  • $\begingroup$ the help file within R could see a little improvement though, extract the pdf file from the website, it's much clearer. $\endgroup$ – not.so.quanty Aug 13 '14 at 19:05
  • $\begingroup$ I am sure the authors will accept a patch to the documentation too. $\endgroup$ – Dirk Eddelbuettel Aug 13 '14 at 19:15
  • $\begingroup$ When I try to install this using install.packages("RBloomberg",repos="http://r.findata.org/") I get 2 warnings of downloaded length != reported length and an error of malformed line. Same thing for install.packages("Rbbg",repos="http://r.findata.org/") -- any idea how to fix it? $\endgroup$ – gt6989b Jun 10 '15 at 23:22

This has been resurrected as Rblpapi.



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