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Old November 4th, 2013, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Using R with IB (Interactive Brokers)

I am looking for a stable bridge between R and Interactive Brokers.

I found this on CRAN, authored by Jeffrey A. Ryan:

CRAN - Package IBrokers

It seems to be the only option. Has anyone used it successfully? I am mostly concerned about graceful disconnect/reconnects for any type of IB server maintenance.

It does contain a function to test connection status but it doesn't go into any detail about graceful reconnects etc.


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