[okfn-labs] SEC EDGAR database

Stefan Wehrmeyer stefan.wehrmeyer at okfn.org
Tue Mar 4 20:46:30 UTC 2014

Hi Rufus,

have you seen this: http://rankandfiled.com/
Apparently also provides data in CSV.


On 04.03.2014, at 18:21 , Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:

> Hi All,
> In spare time recently I've been taking a look at extracting information from the SEC's EDGAR database. I've just written up some initial learnings here:
> http://okfnlabs.org/blog/2014/03/04/sec-edgar-database.html
> There's also a longstanding dataset on the DataHub from which some of this info is drawn:
> http://datahub.io/dataset/edgar
> And also a github repo data package (in progress):
> https://github.com/datasets/edgar
> Next up for me is scripting to automate extraction of info esp from XBRL and wondered if anyone else has played around. For XBRL from EDGAR I've found a few (python) libs so far including:
> * https://github.com/andrewkittredge/financial_fundamentals - seems quite clean usable
> * https://github.com/lukerosiak/pysec - also quite good and from someone working at Sunlight Labs but I've struggled to get it working on 
> * http://arelle.org/ - powerful - much more than parsing and looks well maintained but seems quite complex
> If anyone else has thoughts here or knows of good libs to use (in any language) I'd love to hear about it (I'm also interested in historical data - I know CorpWatch did some great work extracting info from text files here http://api.corpwatch.org/)
> Rufus

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