This paper introduces the package open-crypto for free-of-charge and systematic cryptocurrency data collecting. The package supports several methods to request (1) static data, (2) real-time data and (3) historical data. It allows to retrieve data from over 100 of the most popular and liquid exchanges world-wide. New exchanges can easily be added with the help of provided templates or updated with build-in functions from the project repository. The package is available on GitHub and the Python package index (PyPi). The data is stored in a relational SQL database and therefore accessible from many different programming languages. We provide a hands-on and illustrations for each data type, explanations on the received data and also demonstrate the usability from R and Matlab. Academic research heavily relies on costly or confidential data, however, open data projects are becoming increasingly important. This project is mainly motivated to contribute to openly accessible software and free data in the cryptocurrency markets to improve transparency and reproducibility in research and any other disciplines.
Matlab, Python and R have all been used successfully in teaching college students fundamentals of mathematics & statistics. In today’s data driven environment, the study of data through big data analytics is very powerful, especially for the purpose of decision making and using data statistically in this data rich environment. MatLab can be used to teach introductory mathematics such as calculus and statistics. Both Python and R can be used to make decisions involving big data. On the one hand, Python is perfect for teaching introductory statistics in a data rich environment. On the other hand, while R is a little more involved, there are many customizable programs that can make somewhat involved decisions in the context of prepackaged, preprogrammed statistical analysis.