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What does simfinapi do?

simfinapi wraps the Web-API to make ‘SimFin’ data easily available in R.

To use the package, you need to register at and obtain a ‘SimFin’ API key.


In this example, we download some stock price data and turn these into a simple plot.

# load package

# download stock price data
tickers <- c("AMZN", "GOOG") # Amazon, Google
prices <- sfa_get_prices(tickers)

Please note that all functions in simfinapi start with the prefix sfa_. This makes it easy to find all available functionality.

The downloaded data looks like this:

SimFinId Ticker Date Currency Open High Low Close Adj. Close Volume Dividend Common Shares Outstanding
62747 AMZN 2007-01-03 USD 38.68 39.06 38.05 38.70 38.70 12405100 NA NA
62747 AMZN 2007-01-04 USD 38.59 39.14 38.26 38.90 38.90 6318400 NA NA
62747 AMZN 2007-01-05 USD 38.72 38.79 37.60 38.37 38.37 6619700 NA NA
62747 AMZN 2007-01-08 USD 38.22 38.31 37.17 37.50 37.50 6783000 NA NA
62747 AMZN 2007-01-09 USD 37.60 38.06 37.34 37.78 37.78 5703000 NA NA
62747 AMZN 2007-01-10 USD 37.49 37.70 37.07 37.15 37.15 6527500 NA NA

Let’s turn that into a simple plot.

# load ggplot2

# create plot
ggplot(prices) +
  aes(x = Date, y = Close, color = Ticker) +

Suppose we would like to display the actual company name instead of the ticker. To do so, we download additional company information and merge it to the prices data:

company_info <- sfa_get_info(tickers)

company_info contains these information:

SimFinId Ticker Company Name IndustryId Month FY End Number Employees
62747 AMZN AMAZON COM INC 103002 12 798000
18 GOOG Alphabet (Google) 101002 12 98771

Now we merge both datasets and recreate the plot with the actual company names.

# merge data
merged <- merge(prices, company_info, by = "Ticker")

# recreate plot
ggplot(merged) +
  aes(x = Date, y = Close, color = `Company Name`) +


simfinapi is not yet available on CRAN, but you can install it from GitHub:



Using simfinapi is much more convenient if you set your API key and cache directory[1] globally before you start downloading data. See ?sfa_set_api_key and ?sfa_set_cache_dir for details.

Code of Conduct

Please note that the ‘simfinapi’ project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By contributing to this project, you agree to abide by its terms.

  1. simfinapi always caches the results from your API calls to obtain results quicker and to reduce the number of API calls. If you set the cache directory to a permanent directory (the default is tempdir()), simfinapi will be able to reuse this cache in subsequent R sessions.