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Import real-time external signals

Hi everyone, I'm new to the community and I've begun reading the tutorials and the documentation.

I'm very impressed by the IDE you provide, but so far I could not find a way to import real-time signal external to Quantopian.

There's a lot of great data available paid or free, but what if I'd like to import an external signal during the trading day from my own server?

For example, what if I have an external application monitoring a social media source intraday and an event has occurred which affects my strategy; I'd like to push a signal to my running algorithm.

I've read about the CSV fetcher, but it seems to only fetch once a day which means you can't have real-time data.

How can I import my own external data intraday to my running algorithm?

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You can't.