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Reading a CSV into reserach notebook

Hi guys,

is there a way to read a .csv into the reserach notebook? I tried via pandas (df = pandas.read_csv(r'c:\..csv')) which works for my jupyter notebook in Conda but it does not work in Quantconnect's jupyter notebook. 

Any other way to get this data in (it's a non-US security hence .csv)?

 

Thanks for any hints in advance.

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Hi Rainer,

We would first need to upload that file to Dropbox, and make the file public. Then we need to Download it using our QuantBook object. If reading the csv into a pandas DataFrame, we then need to pass our csv file object into StringIO. So it would look like this:

from io import StringIO
import pandas as pd
qb = QuantBook()
csv = qb.Download('https://www.dropbox.com/s/8v6z949n25hyk9o/custom_weather_data.csv?dl=1')
df = pd.DataFrame(StringIO(csv))

Please see the notebook in the attached backtest for reference. On how to do this in the main algorithm, please see our docs here.

Best,
Shile Wen

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