[R-SIG-Finance] CQG Gateway for R
edd at debian.org
Tue Jun 16 17:56:04 CEST 2009
<insert 'well what do I know about Windows' disclaimer here>
On 16 June 2009 at 10:39, Brian G. Peterson wrote:
| Does anyone have information on a CQG gateway for R like RBloomberg
| Alternately, can the RBloomberg COM client connect to COM on a remote
| machine? We have a Bloomberg server license but only a limited number
| of terminals, so we have access to the data, but I'd like to avoid
| having to write a custom importer from our database right now if I can
| avoid it.
When all you have is a hammer :) I have used Rserve for this. Rserve on
windows sucks big time -- no multiplexing, only one connection at a time --
but for answering the occassional call to run RBloomberg it may work fine. 
Should work best in conjunction with something like vnc or nx as you may need to
restart the beast every now and then as RBloomberg run-time errors are likely
to take down Rserve.
 Not that I'd do something like this which could well be in violation of
the terms of service yada yada.
| It seems as though it should be possible to access a remote COM server
| using the COMCreate function (*thus the D in DCOM), as long as you have
| user permissions on that machine. Any pointers would be greatly
That's not my hammer so I leave you with that.
Three out of two people have difficulties with fractions.
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