cryptowatchR

An API wrapper for Cryptowatch written in R

Introduction

This R package provides a wrapper for the Cryptowatch API. You can get prices and other information (volume, trades, order books, bid and ask prices, live quotes, and more) about cryptocurrencies and crypto exchanges. Check https://docs.cryptowat.ch/rest-api for a detailed documentation. The API is free of charge and does not require you to create an API key. For example, you can easily retrieve historical prices for a large number of cryptocurrencies without setting up an account. However, for heavy users, this option is included in the package as well.

Installation

You can install the released version of cryptowatchR from CRAN with:

install.packages("cryptowatchR")

You can install the development version from GitHub with:

# install.packages("devtools")
devtools::install_github("lorenzbr/cryptowatchR")

Usage

## Examples

library(cryptowatchR)

# Settings
exchange <- "kraken"
pair <- "btcusd"
route <- "ohlc"

# Daily prices for longest possible time period
markets.btcusd <- get_markets(route, pair, exchange, list(periods = 86400))

# Daily prices of Bitcoin in USD
df.ohlc.daily <- get_ohlc(pair)

# Hourly prices
df.ohlc.hourly <- get_ohlc(pair, periods = 3600, before = 1609851600, after = 1609506000,
                           exchange, datetime = FALSE)

# Hourly prices using date/datetime variables
df.ohlc.hourly.datetime <- get_ohlc(pair, periods = 3600, before = "2021-01-05", after = "2021-01-01",
                                    exchange, datetime = TRUE)

# Daily prices using date/datetime variables
df.ohlc.daily.datetime <- get_ohlc(pair, periods = 86400, before = "2021-05-12", after = "2021-01-01",
                       exchange, datetime = TRUE)

# Daily prices using POSIX time
df.ohlc.daily.posix <- get_ohlc(pair, periods = 86400, before = as.numeric(as.POSIXct("2021-05-12 14:00:00 UCT")),
                                after = as.numeric(as.POSIXct("2021-01-01 14:00:00 UCT")), exchange, datetime = FALSE)

# Current market price
current.price <- get_current_price("btcusd")
current.prices <- get_current_price()

## Get trades
# Most recent trades (default is 50)
trades <- get_trades(pair)
# 100 trades
trades.100 <- get_trades(pair, limit = 100, datetime = FALSE)
# 200 trades (maximum is 1000) since 1589571417 (unix timestamp)
trades.unix <- get_trades(pair, since = 1589571417, limit = 200, datetime = FALSE)
# 1000 trades and datetime is TRUE
trades.datetime <- get_trades(pair, since = "2021-06-01", limit = 1000)

# 24h-hour summary of cryptocurrency pairs
summary <- get_summary("btcusd")
summaries <- get_summary()
summaries.id <- get_summary(keyBy = "id")
summaries.symbols <- get_summary(keyBy = "symbols")

# Orderbook for Bitcoin-USD (bid and ask with Price and Amount)
orderbook <- get_orderbook(pair, exchange = exchange)
orderbook.depth <- get_orderbook(pair, exchange = exchange, depth = 100)
orderbook.span <- get_orderbook(pair, exchange = exchange, span = 0.5)
orderbook.limit <- get_orderbook(pair, exchange = exchange, limit = 1)

# Get liquidity sums in the order book of Bitcoin in USD
liquidity <- get_orderbook_liquidity("btcusd")

# Live quote for 50 Bitcoins
calculator <- get_orderbook_calculator("btcusd", amount = 50)

# Asset information
df.assets <- get_assets()
asset.btc <- get_assets("btc")

# Information on pairs of currencies
df.pairs <- get_pairs()
pair.btcusd <- get_pairs("btcusd")

# Information on crypto exchanges
df.exchanges <- get_exchanges()
exchange.kraken <- get_exchanges("kraken")

# Current market price
markets.price.btcusd <- get_markets(route = "price", pair, exchange)

# All current market prices for all exchanges
markets.price <- get_markets(route = "prices")

# Most recent trades (default is 50)
markets.trades <- get_markets(route = "trades", pair, exchange)

# 200 Trades (maximum is 1000) since 1589571417
params.prices <- list(since = 1589571417, limit = 200)
markets.trades2 <- get_markets(route = "trades", pair, exchange, params.prices)

# Last price and other stats for Bitcoin-USD pair
markets.summary.btcusd <- get_markets(route = "summary", pair, exchange)

# Summaries for every pair and every exchange
markets.summaries <- get_markets(route = "summaries")
markets.summaries.id <- get_markets(route = "summaries", params = list(keyBy = "id"))
markets.summaries.symbols <- get_markets(route = "summaries", params = list(keyBy = "symbols"))

# Orderbook for Bitcoin-USD (bid and ask with Price and Amount)
markets.orderbook <- get_markets(route = "orderbook", pair, exchange)
markets.orderbook.depth <- get_markets(route = "orderbook", pair, exchange,
                                                    params = list(depth = 100))
markets.orderbook.span <- get_markets(route = "orderbook", pair, exchange, params = list(span = 0.5))
markets.orderbook.limit <- get_markets(route = "orderbook", pair, exchange, params = list(limit = 1))
markets.orderbook.liquidity <- get_markets(route = "orderbook/liquidity", pair, exchange)
markets.orderbook.calculator <- get_markets(route = "orderbook/calculator", pair, exchange,
                                                         params = list(amount = 1))

Contact

Please contact lorenz.brachtendorf@gmx.de if you want to contribute to this project.

You can also submit bug reports and suggestions via e-mail or https://github.com/lorenzbr/cryptowatchR/issues

License

This R package is licensed under the GNU General Public License v3.0.

See here for further information.

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install.packages('cryptowatchR')

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0.2.0

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June 9th, 2021

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