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R compatibility with eikon api

How can I use eikonapir (or any other way) to retrieve data from eikon/refinitiv from my RStudio session that runs on a Unix server?

Any help is appreciated

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@christof.stahel

To use Eikon Data API (eikonapir), you need to have Eikon running on the machine.

Eikon Data API retrieves data through Eikon running on the same machine. As I know, Eikon doesn't support Unix operating systems. It supports Windows and macOS.

You may consider using other APIs, such as Datastream Web Service or Refinitiv Data Platform APIs.

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Thank you @Jirapongse

Your answer seems to confirm what I had thought and was afraid of.

Do you know if either of the other APIs you reference support connecting from a Unix OS? I heard/read that one can connect from Python running on my Unix box, but I am not sure if that is correct either or does one again need to have Eikon running on the same machine.


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Hello @christof.stahel

The Datastream Webservice and Refinitiv Data Platform APIs (RDP APIs) that are mentioned by @Jirapongse are web-based APIs that you can use Python to connect and get data from them.

  • Datastream: SOAP and REST, and ease-of-use API DatastreamPy
  • RDP APIs: REST