tracx reads and stores any kind of XML data using a dedicated programming language. Read XML structure can be traced and changed. Unix Shell and JDBC database escapes allows you to retrieve data and store it into the XML structure. Implementations based on C++ and Java are available.
The trading shim is a command line interpreter with a DBMS backend to the socket-based 'binary format' API of the Interactive Brokers' Trader Workstation. It uses mnemonic ASCII text commands to permit downstream clients to easily access several worldwide securities markets and exchanges (stocks, options, futures, bonds, and Forex) for "tick" data and history (intraday and EoD). It also allows clients to initiate and supervise trades of securities, manage accounts, and more.
trend is a general-purpose, efficient trend graph for "live" data. Data is read in ASCII format from a file or continuously from a FIFO, and is played in real-time into a multi-pass trend (much like a CRT oscilloscope or a strip chart). trend can be used as a rapid analysis tool for progressive or time-based data series together with trivial scripting.