Software

RIB

RIB is an R package to provide a link between R and the Interactive Brokers trading platform.

The project is housed on R-Forge. To install the package directly within R type: install.packages("RIB",repos="http://R-Forge.R-project.org")

RGoogleData

RGoogleData is an R package to interact with Google data. The focus is on Google Docs and and Google Spreadsheets for now. You can manipulate documents, insert and pull data from spreadsheets, etc.

The project is housed on R-Forge. To install the package directly within R type: install.packages("RGoogleData",repos="http://R-Forge.R-project.org")

xlsx

xlsx is an R package to read, write, format Excel 2007 (xlsx) files. It is a thin wrapper around the Apache POI project.

The project is housed on CRAN.

JobScheduler

I wanted to have a job scheduler as flexible as Condor but able to run on my machine (no master/worker separation). So I wrote a job scheduler in Python. It has similar functionality to chron, or the windows Task Scheduler. It is easier to use/debug than chron, and less annoying than the windows Task Scheduler. Jobs are specified in xml files. Each job is run in a different thread, the results are logged, and the scheduler will self update it's queue at midnight, so it will continue to run as long as your machine is on.

Let me know if you're interested to use it or extend it.