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New Feature: Data Reference

Quantopian Community members,

Today, we bring you the Data Reference Documentation. This documentation is a useful resource to help you learn about each dataset on a deeper level, as it’s critical to really understand the data before building successful models. This page, located under "Help" in the nav bar, includes documentation on the majority of the free datasets available on the platform:

Each section includes a comprehensive overview of the dataset, as well as properties, methodology, an example, and existing columns and fields. Make sure to give the new data reference documentation a read and become more familiar with data that you’re using in your research and contest algorithms.

Additionally, we're planning significant changes to our documentation pages in order to make them more comprehensive, intuitive, and easy to navigate. We will make an announcement when we release those changes. Stay tuned!

Sentdex Data Is Now Free!

You may have noticed that the previously 'premium' Sentdex News Sentiment dataset is included in the above list of free datasets available on Quantopian. In the spirit of making more data available for free to community members, Quantopian recently made the entire sentdex.sentiment dataset free and open to use to all community members. Consequently, all subscriptions to this dataset have been canceled. We very much encourage you to use the data reference to learn more about the dataset and use it in strategies you submit to the contest.


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Thanks Saba for posting the useful reference. Bookmarked!