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Converting SID to SYMBOL in Research

when printing the orders history of an algorithm within Notebooks, is there a way to convert SID to Symbol?

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Hi Pej,

You can use the symbols function to convert a SID to an Asset object. For example, symbols(24) will return Equity(24 [AAPL]). To get the ticker alone, you can use .symbol -- for example, symbols(24).symbol will return AAPL.

I've attached an example so you can see how this works in practice. Hope this helps!

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Thank you Lucy. What I'm trying to do is have the output generated automatically convert the universe of SID's to Symbols. There are approximately 300 SID's which need to be converted and doing each one manually doesn't seem rational. This is the code I'm using:

p = bt.positions[["amount", "cost_basis", "last_sale_price", "sid"]]  
print "date,units,cost basis,last_sale_price,RIC"  
for x in p.itertuples():  
    print x.Index.strftime("%Y-%m-%d")+","+str(x.amount)+","+str(x.cost_basis)+","+str(x.last_sale_price)+","+str(x.sid)