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How can I find the sid of a given stock?

How can I find the sid of a stock that I know the symbol for?

Many thanks,

Tim

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Use the "symbol" function. For example:

symbol('AAPL')  

Thank you, Michael.

What I actually meant (but explained it badly) was how to display the sid (number) of a stock for which I know the symbol.

In the meantime I have realized that I can use the Zipline research platform and the command

print(symbols('SPY').sid) ,

for example.

I should have made more investigations before asking.

Regards,

Tim

Tim in the IDE if you type in sid( and then your symbol the popup will suggest the symbol you want and the sid(number) will be populated on the left hand side.

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Perfect. Many thanks, James.

Hi All,

I tried to enter SID and then even pressed tab for auto complete functionality.Nothing really happened.

Could any please help find a way to find the SID in the Jupyter IDE?

The SID feature is very buggy. I’m on an iPad using Chrome and when you type ‘sid(‘ it gives the pop-up to enter the stock code, but it never loads a list of options, and hitting return doesn’t submit/finish the entry.

stock = symbol('AAPL')  
print stock.sid  

Thanks Viridian!
(And for those struggling to get this to work in a Notebook, use this)

# Research environment functions  
from quantopian.research import prices, symbols  
import pandas as pd

stock = symbols('TSLA')  
print stock.sid