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Some R Links

Two years ago I started a thread in the Elite Section on NT7 and R

I'm posting a few tips and links here in the open for the wider community interested in learning more about this powerful, free tool.

First, what is R? R is a software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and the MacOS.

The main site for this open-source software is here: The R Project for Statistical Computing

and there is an alternative version worth checking out here: Revolution Analytics - Commercial Software & Support for the R Statistics Language

The programs that do particular things in R are called packages. They are listed here: CRAN - Contributed Packages

One of my favorite packages is put togther and maintained by the guys at, and it can be installed following the instructions here: Those guys also have some free and some paid ebooks available,

Getting data in to and out of R is usually your first hurdle. There are commands and packages to get data from everything from Yahoo to Bloomberg.

The ExportData strategy for NT7 ( was originally started as a way to get data from NT into a format that could be read by R.

A package that is good for beginners and one that I use for quick-and-dirty plotting in conjuntion with ExportData is RCommander (CRAN - Package Rcmdr).

Some interesting links include:

R-bloggers | R news & tutorials from the web

R Graph Gallery :: Home

Packages also worth checking out include quantmod and quantstrat. The latter is still in development but it looks interesting.

I do things in R offline, in non real time. If have access to the Elite section that first thread I referenced shows how a clever guy built a dll to get NT and R to talk in real time. That was created while NT7 was still in its beta infancy and no longer works I believe, but the ideas and links are still there if someone is up for the challenge.

Happy hunting!

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I heard a lots of people are using R for backtesting. Thanks!

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These two blogs have alot of nice R code on them trading wise. Timely Portfolio is more active than Foss though it seems.
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