IBKR invites quants and data scientists interested in trading to try their algo coding skills with our proprietary Application Program Interface (API). Our sophisticated tools allow you to build your own automated rules-based trading application in your favorite programming language or protocol. Moreover, use the API to further polish your time series analysis skills or tactical allocation strategies.
- First, select your favorite programming language supported by our API:
- C++ (POSIX-compliant).
- Or choose from other popular technologies, such as:
- ActiveX – can be integrated into other programs such as Excel and Matlab.
- DDE – use our Excel sample application to get started.
- .NET (C#) – use the C# library with any .NET supported language.
- Next, download the API and learn how to connect to TWS.
- Review IBKR API Reference Guide on GitHub and the Application Programming Interface (API) Notes.
- Learn the syntax and download the Testbed sample projects.
- Next, code your sample programs in an IDE such as PyCharm (for Python) or Eclipse (for Java).
- Be sure to add us to your GitHub watch list! https://interactivebrokers.github.io
- Finally, it is always a good idea to practice your trading strategies in a simulated account. Use your IBKR PaperTrading account. Or if you are new to IBKR, start your free trial account here:
Also, for more news on IBKR API, follow our dedicated news section: https://ibkrcampus.com/category/ibkr-quant-news/api_development/
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