Experimenting

Just a quick post. I’m experimenting with adding a D3js type of dashboard to this site. I wrote a simple process to pull the closing prices of the S&P500 in RapidMiner Studio and saved a CSV file to my Dropbox. From there it uploads it to the S3 folders and renders this nice chart, using a sample javascript from Techan.js. The chart uses both the Techan.js and D3js libraries which provides for a pretty interface and cool chart. Try zooming and panning around, it’s slick!

I originally wrote a small Pandas python script to do the index price scrapping but it mangles the data-time format, even when I set the format_format=%Y-%m-%d. The RapidMiner process makes it super simple to modify the data-time format, so it can work with D3, but I need to investigate this further.

Below is the RapidMiner process that pulls the Yahoo data, formats it, and writes to a CSV.

Source: Blot NMT Feed