Data analysts everywhere know that most of their time is spent gathering, cleaning, and formatting data. The actual analysis and interpreting the results is fun, fast, and easy once the data is structured how you need it. This blog shows how easy Intrinio makes it to complete the nasty part of analysis by using the Intrinio API to pull financial data into R.
Intrinio provides many data feeds via API and if you learn to use the API in conjunction with R, you can spend a lot more of your time running the analysis and analyzing the results and a lot less time on data entry.
If you don't use R this might not be the blog for you, but if you do, this blog will show you in step by step fashion how to save yourself a lot of money, and make yourself a lot of time, by using the Intrinio API in the R terminal or RStudio.
Feel free to skip ahead to this recently released package that does the hard work for you.
Intrinio is on a mission to provide financial data in a way that is flexible and affordable so that fintech developers can build the next generation of game changing applications for investors. Our ecosystem includes the APIs developers need to build those applications as well as the applications themselves, allowing developers and investors to come together in the same marketplace.
What follows is a quick introduction to the resources and steps both types of users will need to take to get started with Intrinio.
What is the Intrinio Fintech Marketplace?
Cutting through the marketing jargon here is what Intrinio provides. We provide a bunch of different data feeds that allow users to access many different kinds of financial data. The marketplace lets users sign up for the data they need and the pricing plan that fits their needs.
Once a user has access to data, they can analyze the data in an application like Excel or they can build their own application like Vantage for other users to use. These applications, which rely on data from the marketplace, are also available for users in the marketplace.
The idea is to provide the data users need as well as lots of new applications to make that data even easier to analyze. You can browse the apps and browse the data feeds Intrinio provides and see the prices, terms, and limits for those products in the Marketplace.
Signing up for Intrinio is free and easy- all we require is an email and a password, no credit card, no spam. You can signup at www.intrinio.com/login. This will give you access to your account page where you will see your subscriptions as well as tutorials for accessing Intrinio data through an Excel add-in, a Google Sheets add-on, or directly through an API.
The Account Page
Intrinio launched a fintech marketplace this week and this blog explains why Intrinio is making this change, how the user experience will be the same, and how it will be different.
Why a Fintech Marketplace?
Intrinio's mission is to help investors save money and make time so they can live more meaningful lives. Investors need innovative applications that make data entry and analysis easier so they can spend more time conducting research, generating insights, and questioning assumptions.
The challenge developers face in creating these applications is getting data- traditional data providers make financial data for app development expensive and hard to use.
This Friday, Team Intrinio cut the ribbon at a brand new office in St. Petersburg, FL. We share the new office building with our friends at Check I'm Here - the world's best campus engagement platform. With #fintech and #edtech together under one roof there is a heck of a lot of innovation going on.