A new release of Rblpapi is now on CRAN. It provides a direct interface between R and the Bloomberg Terminal via the C++ API provided by Bloomberg Labs (but note that a valid Bloomberg license and installation is required).
This marks the fourth release since the package first appeared on CRAN last year. Thanks to multiple contributors, it packs a number of changes (including two new functions
fieldInfo()), numerous internal as well as build improvements, additional documentation and last but not least use of unit testing (provided a Bloomberg connection is available, ie not at CRAN or on Travis CI). See the
NEWS.Rd extract for more details:
Changes in Rblpapi version 0.3.3 (2016-03-14)
configureadds a missing
method="libcurl"options (PR #109 by Martin Bel).
The licensing status of the Rblpapi source package was clarified (PR #119).
bds()help page now shows an example using an
overridesargument (PR #121).
bdpfunction now checks the order (PR #126).
bdsfunctions now support an option
Courtesy of CRANberries, there is also a diffstat report for the this release. As always, more detailed information is on the Rblpapi page. Questions, comments etc should go to the issue tickets system at the GitHub repo.