Over the years I’ve used labs.neuralmarkettrends.com as my development sandbox. Sometimes it was to test out new CMS’s (like Expression Engine) and other times it’s cron jobbing scripts. For the most part, it’s cron jobbing scripts. I started thinking about using that site as a Django dev site a few months ago. I’d like to learn how to build a website from scratch using Python and Django and thought this would be a good place as any.
The goal is to build a simple dashboard where a user can enter a currency pair and get some results. My current script only generates support and resistance lines for the EURUSD pair. It updates once a week on Saturdays. Mind you, the formatting of the graphic is terrible and how I link to it is worse. Like I said, this is a sandbox.
I want to transition the graphic to a better open source visualization library. One idea is to investigate using Bokeh which has nice interactive visualizations. I don’t expect this project to move at lightspeed, it’ll move at a glacial pace over the next few months or years.
If you want to see the weekly updates of the EURUSD pair, go here.