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API Family: Eikon APIs

News & Updates

  • 29 Jan 2019

    Eikon Data API - New Python Quants Video Tutorial Series

    To coincide with the release of the Eikon Data API, the Developer Community team have been working with Dr. Yves Hilpisch (author and founder of The Python Quants) to create a series of 13 tutorial videos and accompanying Jupyter notebooks - on various applications of this new API. 

  • 29 Jan 2019

    Release of Eikon Data API 1.0.0

    We are delighted to announce the release of the Eikon Data API 1.0.0 and its companion Python library. This API which has been in Beta for a while, brings a brand new experience to Eikon users who want to power-up their desktop applications and scripts with Eikon data. We would like to thank all beta users for their engagement and valuable feedback.


  • 08 Oct 2018

    Developer Days - Amsterdam & Stockholm

    It was fantastic to host Developer Day events in both Amsterdam and Stockholm and we were delighted you found the events relevant and useful.

    We are busy going through your feedback - but in the meantime we wanted to provide you with resources and presentations given on the day.

  • 14 Aug 2018

    Developer Day - New York

    On Tuesday July 14th, developers from the NY Metropolitan area joined us at 3 Times Square for our first Developer Day in the North American region. This half-day event was an opportunity for developers to network and expand their community while they learned coding tips from our experts and experienced demos in our innovation booths. Some attendees were also lucky enough to win prizes that enable and support their own personal experiments.

  • 22 Jun 2018

    Developer Day - London

    It was fantastic to host over 100 of you from our Developer Community in London on 14th June. 100% of you said the topics were relevant and interesting in your feedback surveys which is fantastic to hear! In addition, 60% of you said you are most interested in learning about data science and machine learning.

  • 28 Mar 2018

    .NET Libraries for Eikon Data APIs Quick Start

    The Eikon Data APIs provide simple access to users who require programmatic access to Thomson Reuters data on the desktop. These APIs are intended for Eikon users.

    This document will explain how to install and use .NET libraries for Eikon Data APIs.

  • 05 Jan 2018

    Rating Transitions Matrix in Python

    The article demonstrates the new Refinitiv Eikon Data API with the focus on the fundamental data retrieval in a Jupyter Notebook environment.

  • 05 Jan 2018

    New issues from the news in Python

    The article demonstrates the use of Thomson Reuters Eikon API with the focus on the news retrieval in a Jupyter Notebook environment.

  • 05 Jan 2018

    Introduction to News Sentiment Analysis with Eikon Data APIs - a Python example

    This article will demonstrate how we can conduct a simple sentiment analysis of news delivered via our new Eikon Data APIs and some really great python packages. Jupyter Notebook is available via github.

  • 05 Jan 2018

    Event-driven financial calculations with Thomson Reuters Eikon for Excel and Visual Basic for Applications

    Examining event-driven financial calculations in Eikon Excel by explaining the procedure of building a real-time z-spread calculator for a list of fixed income instruments.

  • 28 Dec 2017

    Generating Alpha using Starmine Analytical Models - a Python example

    This article will demonstrate how we can use Starmine Analytical Models to derive insight and generate alpha, in this case, for equity markets. I will be using our new Eikon Data APIs in this Python example. This Jupyter notebook is available on github for you to download.

  • 23 Nov 2017

    Using AdfinX Analytics in Python

    Adfin Analytics are only available as part of Eikon Excel add-in and as a COM library. There’s no native Python implementation of Adfin Analytics. This article explains how to use AdfinX Analytics in Python and provides a code sample.

  • 06 Sep 2017

    U.S. Presidents - The first 100 Days

    U.S. Presidents - The first 100 Days

  • 28 Jun 2017

    Developer Webcast: Intro to Eikon Web & Scripting API Beta

    This recorded webcast will show you how simple yet powerful it is to access all the power of Eikon using our new Eikon Web & Scripting APIs.These APIs are web based to simplify integration into almost any client technology – such as traditional managed environments such as Java/.NET as well as scripting and web environments. We will be using a native Python version for this demo.We wanted to give you access to our next generation APIs – right now – as we are very keen to get your feedback.

  • 28 Apr 2017

    Webinar Recording: Intro to Eikon SideX Side Integration API

    Want to integrate Thomson Reuters Eikon with other internal and partner applications on the desktop? Want to dramatically simplify your desktop workflows?In this developer webinar, we introduce our new Eikon Side by Side Integration API. Every day financial market professionals use an increasing number of applications essential to their job. This new API offers the ability to dynamically connect proprietary applications to Eikon and each other to both improve and simplify workflow. Find out what can be achieved with this new API and how easily this can be done by viewing this webinar.

  • 31 Mar 2017

    Using Eikon .NET SDK in Matlab

    This article provides an example of how Eikon .NET SDK can be used in Matlab to retrieve timeseries of price history and to subscribe to streaming market data.

  • 30 Aug 2016

    New Content Newsletter July 2016

    Welcome to the July edition of the Content Services Monthly Newsletter. This is designed to highlight new content that is being added to TR products and services in a quick easy to digest format.

  • 13 Jul 2016

    Tracking China’s global ambition with new FX indices

    Turning the renminbi (RMB) into a truly global currency is at the forefront of China’s ambitions. As a sign of its progress, the RMB is now being benchmarked against China’s most important trade partner currencies.

  • 30 Mar 2016

    StarMine scores 80% right in Q4 earnings surprise forecast

    At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the StarMine research team at Thomson Reuters perused corporate earnings forecasts in search of companies that it believed would be most likely to report a big surprise (positive or negative) when they announced their results. All the numbers are in and we find that StarMine was right in eight out of the 10 picks – just above its historical average.

  • 07 Mar 2016

    A global view: track risks and opportunities on Eikon

    China’s currency has been buffeted by volatility and uncertainty in recent months but this should not mask the country’s progress with its global aspirations and the internationalization of the renminbi (RMB).

  • 18 Jan 2016

    So everyone is hedging their raw materials, right?

    So everyone is hedging their raw materials, right? Surprisingly, no.

  • 21 Dec 2015

    How did TR accurately forecast Argentina's soybean crop?

    Argentina’s harvest is in the books and another shockingly divergent estimate from our Lanworth team at Thomson Reuters has again become a reality. Thomson Reuters Eikon customers were well placed to capitalize on March-May price drops as the market eventually recognized massive Argentine supply.

  • 03 Nov 2015

    Eikon for the equities professional – a deep dive

    Thomson Reuters Eikon provides data, analytics and insight for equities traders, guiding them through each step of the trade. Earlier this summer, we explored some of the key capabilities in Eikon to help traders monitor the market and prepare for their day. Once one has an idea of what is

  • 03 Nov 2015

    Eikon for the agriculture professional – a deep dive

    Thomson Reuters Eikon provides a wide range of insight and tools for commodities analysis, research, trading and operations tailored to the agriculture markets. Workflow is key to success, and our apps guide the agriculture professional through each step of their daily processes. News, fundamental data, weather analysis and more are all

  • 03 Nov 2015

    5 ways to visualize healthcare data in Thomson Reuters Eikon

    Here are 5 ways to visualize healthcare data in Thomson Reuters Eikon. Healthcare data for financial advisors and analysts is typically found via a significantly fragmented and inefficient workflow. Financial professionals have to use several different products and spend time reconciling data points to create models. But in the new Healthcare Intelligence app in Thomson

Upcoming Events

  • 29 Aug 2019

    Getting Started with Eikon Data API



    Eikon provides access to real-time market data, news, fundamental and reference data, research and analytics etc. Most of the data available from Eikon can be retrieved programmatically via Eikon Data API. This API is designed for ease of use and for rapid application development and allows developers to tap into the full breadth of community tools through a modern API with native Python support.

  • 29 Aug 2019

    Getting Started with Datastream Web Service API


    Datastream is the world’s leading time-series database, enabling strategists, economists and research communities’ access to the most comprehensive financial information available. With histories back to the 1950’s and over 35 million individual instruments or indicators across major asset classes, you can explore relationships between data series; perform correlation analysis, test investment and trading ideas and research countries, regions and industries.