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Python APIs for Refinitiv, which one?

What is the difference between the following three Python APIs for Refinitiv?

https://pypi.org/project/eikon/

https://pypi.org/project/refinitiv-data/

https://pypi.org/project/refinitiv-dataplatform/


Which one should I use? Are they all equivalent? Which one is the most updated?


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Hi @nicola.fiore ,


Thank you for your question. Refinitiv Eikon used to be our main library for python which is a high-level API that provides access to Refinitiv's financial data and analytics via Desktop license, where you would need Workspace/Eikon running on the background. Refinitiv Data Platform APIs, on the other hand, is a low-level API with different endpoints which can accessed both via desktop and platform licenses. It offers a high-level Python library as well which have been redesigned and renamed to Refinitiv Data Libraries (RD libraries).

Refinitiv data Libraries is our latest library which sits on top of Refinitiv Data Platform and offers wider range of capabilities compared to Eikon and can be used with both desktop and platform license. Additionally, Eikon can be accessed inside Refinitiv data libraries as well by importing the Eikon from refinitiv.data.

I have included the links to the corresponding API/Library pages to learn more and Quickstart.


Hope this clarifies, please let me know should you have any further questions.


Best regards,

Haykaz

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Hi @nicola.fiore ,

In short, I'd recommend you to use the Refinitiv Data library one, the explanation is below

The first one is Eikon data API, which provides simple access to Eikon data

The second one is Refinitiv Data Libraries (RD libraries), comes with 3 type of sessions which you can choose the session type that suit your usage: Desktop (data is the same as Eikon Data API), Platform (data is from Refinitiv Data Platform), and Streaming services within a deployed ADS (see more detail in its quick start page)

The third one, Refinitiv Data Platform Libraries (RDP libraries) have been redesigned and renamed to the second one, Refinitiv Data Libraries (RD libraries). Alpha versions of former RDP libraries will be maintained for a while, but for new development, it is recommended to use the latest RD libraries which incorporate new features and offer greater usability. Please refer to the following pages for more about the libraries

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