Interaction with API in Economics

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
3 pm–4:30 pm


Ryan Womack

An API, or application programming interface, is a common tool for interacting with data on the web. This workshop will present how APIs are used in Finance (Equity and Cryptocurrency) and Economics (FRED) industry.

A sample program that can compare the price, Log Returns, SMA (Simple Moving Average) of Bitcoin and Ethereum, and predict which one is a better investment choice with Python will be introduced.

Workshop conducted via Webex. Register to receive the Webex link with instructions on how to connect.

Supplemental materials available at

Instructor: Sly Zhong

Non-library location