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About

quantmod is an R package that provides a framework for quantitative financial modeling and trading. It provides a rapid prototyping environment that makes modeling easier by removing the repetitive workflow issues surrounding data management and visualization.

Installation

The current release is available on CRAN, which you can install via:

install.packages("quantmod")

To install the development version, you need to clone the repository and build from source, or run one of:

# lightweight
remotes::install_github("joshuaulrich/quantmod")
# or
devtools::install_github("joshuaulrich/quantmod")

You may need tools to compile C, C++, or Fortran code. See the relevant appendix in the R Installation and Administration manual for your operating system:

Getting Started

It is possible to import data from a variety of sources with one quantmod function: getSymbols(). For example:

> getSymbols("AAPL", src = "yahoo")    # from yahoo finance
[1] "AAPL"
> getSymbols("DEXJPUS", src = "FRED")  # FX rates from FRED
[1] "DEXJPUS"

Once you've imported the data, you can use chartSeries() to visualize it and even add technical indicators from the TTR package:

> getSymbols("AAPL")
[1] "AAPL"
> chartSeries(AAPL)
> addMACD()
> addBBands()
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Contributing

Please see the contributing guide.

See Also

  • TTR: functions for technical trading rules
  • xts: eXtensible Time Series based on zoo

Author

Jeffrey Ryan, Joshua Ulrich