I'm trying to get the real-time (live) data of Bid or Ask quote price and plot the data via python.
But when I use the loop in python, the speed of getting real-time data is too slow.
It may take 1 second for each price.
Therefore, it can't catch up on the stream/variation of the price in real-time.
I wanna get data at the same speed as the actual price changes.
Here is the simple example code.
import eikon as ek ek.set_app_key('~~~~') while True: df, err = ek.get_data( instruments = ['BTC='], fields = [SEC_ACT_1']) print(df['SEC_ACT_1'].iloc)
I think the speed of getting data is slower than the one of the function 'RtGet()' in Excel.
Then, how to improve the speed of getting real-time (live) data via Eikon API?
To consume real-time streaming data, you should use the Streaming Price interface - rather than get_data().
You can find some older Eikon API Streaming examples at Refinitiv-API-Samples/Tutorial.EikonAPI.Python.Streaming: Tutorial notebooks explaining how to retrieve streaming data with the Eikon Data API (github.com)
However, I would strongly recommend that you use the Refinitiv Data Platform Library instead which also allows you to consume Streaming Data from Eikon by creating a Desktop Session.
The easiest way to try out the RDP Library is via the CodeBook dev environment built into Eikon and Workspace. You can access CodeBook my simply typing CODEBK into the Eikon search bar.
Once Codebook has loaded, you can explore the Examples under '02 - Refinitiv Data Platform Library' - specifically examples 2.2.0 to 2.2.2.
You can also access Codebook from a browser running on the same PC as your Eikon - Use Eikon Data API or RDP Library in Python in CodeBook on Web Browser | Refinitiv Developers
If required, you can run the Python scripts locally outside of Codebook, just use your Eikon AppKey instead of the 'DEFAULT_CODE_BOOK_APP_KEY'