duka - Dukascopy historical data downloader
Finding good Forex data is difficult or expensive. Dukascopy has made available an excellent web tool to download tick data for a large a variety of Forex, CFD and commodities. This is awesome and extremely useful for people, like me, trying to study the Forex market. However, it takes a lot of time to download a large data set from the website because you can download only one day per time. In order to solve this issue, I created duka.
duka is a small terminal application that can be used to download ticks for a given date range from the Dukascopy historical data feed for one or more symbols. duka takes advantage of python threads and coroutine in order to speed up the download. It takes roughly 10m to download tick data for one year for a given instrument. No bad :)
Key features : - Ticks data with volumes - Candle formatting with different time-frames ( from 1 minute to 1 day ) - CSV output - multi-thread support - Large variety of symbols
This is what duka looks like:
As you can see, duka estimates the time left until the download is completed. This is extremely useful when downloading a large data set.
I hope you enjoy it!!
duka requires python 3.5 and request 2.0.1. It can be installed using
pip install duka
usage: duka [options]
positional arguments: SYMBOLS symbol list using format EURUSD EURGBP
optional arguments: -h show help message and exit -v show program's version number and exit -d DAY specific day format YYYY-MM-DD (default today) -s STARTDATE start date format YYYY-MM-DD (default today) -e ENDDATE end date format YYYY-MM-DD (default today) -c CANDLE use candles instead of ticks. Accepted values M1 M2 M5 M10 M15 M30 H1 H4 D1 -f FOLDER the dowloaded data will be saved in FOLDER (default '.') -t THREAD number of threads (default 10) --header include CSV header (default false)
duka EURUSD GBPUSD
EURUSDfor a specific day
duka EURUSD -d 2016-02-02
EURUSDbetween two dates. For example:
duka EURUSD -s 2015-01-01 -e 2016-12-31
download all ticks for the 2015 year
duka EURUSD -s 2016-01-01
downloads all ticks from the beginning of the year until now.
All data is saved in the current folder. You can also specify the number of threads to be used by setting the
toption. I recommend not to use too many threads because you might encounter problems opening too many connection to the server.
Found a bug? Missing a feature? Open a issue and I will try to fix it as soon as possible. Pull request are also welcomed. :)
This software is licensed under the MIT License.
Copyright Giuseppe Pes, 2016.
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
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