

I'm not sure how to ask this with the proper terminology, but here goes:
The BDH() function in RBLPAPI returns, for a list of symbols (e.g., 'SPX Index','RIY Index','IBM Equity') a list of closing prices. The problem is that the result is not a matrix or a dataframe, but a list.
So, if I run the query with 3 symbols, I get a list with 3 elements. For example, in this case, if
symbolist <c("SPX Index","MXWO Index","MXEA Index")
resultlist < bdh(symbollist, "PX_LAST", options=opt,start.date=as.Date(begdate))
then resultlist is a list with 3 elements, and as many rows as there are dates between "begdate" and today (or as many monthends, if "opt" declares monthly periodicity). Suppose in this case I've set this up to retrieve 60 dates.
But I don't WANT a list. I want a zoo object containing each of these as an element. I thought about starting by trying to put each element in a matrix by
data<matrix(nrow=60,ncol=length(symbollist))
and then looping through from 1 to length(symbolist), letting
data[,i] < resultlist$symbollist[i][,2]
but this clearly doesn't work since what I really want is
data[,1] <resultlist$'SPX Index'[,2]
data[,2] <resultlist$'MXWO Index'[,2]
etc
But there's probably a much easier way to do this.
I am sending this to both the general help list and the rsigfinance list since there is probably both a general way to stuff a list into a zoo object and a way to do it cleanly with the BDH() command. Thanks in advance for help.
Mike
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Hi Michael,
Try not to post twice  this is really more of a general R question. To
answer the question, however, turn each element of your resultlist into an
xts (or zoo) object so that you have a list of xts objects (called xtsList
for example.) Then call do.call("merge", xtsList). Also, your example is
tough because it requires access to bloomberg, which isn't necessarily the
case for the vast majority of R users.
Bob
On Fri, May 26, 2017 at 4:58 PM, Michael Ashton <
[hidden email]> wrote:
> I'm not sure how to ask this with the proper terminology, but here goes:
>
> The BDH() function in RBLPAPI returns, for a list of symbols (e.g., 'SPX
> Index','RIY Index','IBM Equity') a list of closing prices. The problem is
> that the result is not a matrix or a dataframe, but a list.
>
> So, if I run the query with 3 symbols, I get a list with 3 elements. For
> example, in this case, if
>
> symbolist <c("SPX Index","MXWO Index","MXEA Index")
> resultlist < bdh(symbollist, "PX_LAST", options=opt,start.date=as.
> Date(begdate))
>
> then resultlist is a list with 3 elements, and as many rows as there are
> dates between "begdate" and today (or as many monthends, if "opt" declares
> monthly periodicity). Suppose in this case I've set this up to retrieve 60
> dates.
>
> But I don't WANT a list. I want a zoo object containing each of these as
> an element. I thought about starting by trying to put each element in a
> matrix by
>
> data<matrix(nrow=60,ncol=length(symbollist))
>
> and then looping through from 1 to length(symbolist), letting
>
> data[,i] < resultlist$symbollist[i][,2]
>
> but this clearly doesn't work since what I really want is
>
> data[,1] <resultlist$'SPX Index'[,2]
> data[,2] <resultlist$'MXWO Index'[,2]
> etc
>
> But there's probably a much easier way to do this.
>
> I am sending this to both the general help list and the rsigfinance list
> since there is probably both a general way to stuff a list into a zoo
> object and a way to do it cleanly with the BDH() command. Thanks in advance
> for help.
>
> Mike
>
>
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20170526 22:58 GMT+02:00 Michael Ashton < [hidden email]>:
> I'm not sure how to ask this with the proper terminology, but here goes:
> So, if I run the query with 3 symbols, I get a list with 3 elements. For example, in this case, if
(...)
> But I don't WANT a list. I want a zoo object containing each of these as an element.
Hi,
use my src.bloomberg.R custom code and try this:
require(xts)
# works with and without suffix 'Index' etc. :)
getSymbols.bloomberg(c('SPX', 'MXWO', 'MXEA'), from = as.Date(begdate))
# PX_LAST: SYM[,4] or Cl(SYM)
sym_data < merge(SPX[,4], MXWO[,4], MXEA[,4])
tail(sym_data)
zoo_data < as.zoo(sym_data)
tail(zoo_data)
btw. "to" arg is set as "to = Sys.Date()  1" (EOD data)
getSymbols.bloomberg < function(symbols = NULL, exchcode = 'US',
from = Sys.Date()  365, to = Sys.Date()  1, env = .GlobalEnv,
auto.assign, verbose, ...)
Best,
Daniel
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Zitat von Michael Ashton < [hidden email]>:
> I'm not sure how to ask this with the proper terminology, but here goes:
>
> The BDH() function in RBLPAPI returns, for a list of symbols (e.g.,
> 'SPX Index','RIY Index','IBM Equity') a list of closing prices. The
> problem is that the result is not a matrix or a dataframe, but a list.
>
> So, if I run the query with 3 symbols, I get a list with 3 elements.
> For example, in this case, if
>
> symbolist <c("SPX Index","MXWO Index","MXEA Index")
> resultlist < bdh(symbollist, "PX_LAST",
> options=opt,start.date=as.Date(begdate))
>
> then resultlist is a list with 3 elements, and as many rows as there
> are dates between "begdate" and today (or as many monthends, if
> "opt" declares monthly periodicity). Suppose in this case I've set
> this up to retrieve 60 dates.
>
> But I don't WANT a list. I want a zoo object containing each of
> these as an element. I thought about starting by trying to put each
> element in a matrix by
>
> data<matrix(nrow=60,ncol=length(symbollist))
>
> and then looping through from 1 to length(symbolist), letting
>
> data[,i] < resultlist$symbollist[i][,2]
>
> but this clearly doesn't work since what I really want is
>
> data[,1] <resultlist$'SPX Index'[,2]
> data[,2] <resultlist$'MXWO Index'[,2]
> etc
>
> But there's probably a much easier way to do this.
>
> I am sending this to both the general help list and the
> rsigfinance list since there is probably both a general way to
> stuff a list into a zoo object and a way to do it cleanly with the
> BDH() command. Thanks in advance for help.
>
> Mike
>
Try this:
require("Rblpapi")
require("zoo")
blpConnect()
res < bdh(c("SPX Index","MXWO Index","MXEA Index"),
fields = "PX_LAST",
start.date = as.Date("20170101"),
end.date = as.Date("20170105"))
do.call("merge",
lapply(res, function(x) zoo(x[[2]], x[[1]])))

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