beancounter enables stockmarket data analysis and performance evaluation. It has two main modes. The first is data gathering - both current data (e.g. closing prices, high, low, volume etc.) and historical price data can be retrieved efficiently using multiple securities per requests, and stored in an SQL database (PostgreSQL, MySQL, and SQLite are supported) via easy command line operations. The second mode is data analysis, based on the previously stored data. This comprises various performance reports, as well as a Value-at-Risk analysis. beancounter is implemented as a Perl module, and a Perl command-line frontend to the module. It supports different stock markets from around the globe, foreign exchange rates, US mutual funds, and US options.
smtm (Show Me The Money) is a Perl/Tk ticker, profit/loss calculator, and chart tool. It can display up to ten fields per share, among them company name, price, absolute and relative price changes as well as net wealth change (if the number of shares held is supplied). Other assets such as options, mutual funds, currencies are also supported. Foreign stocks are treated via cross-currency pairs that translate into domestic units. Charts can be launched with one click, and all the charts available at Yahoo!, including all of the advanced moving average and technical analysis features, can be displayed. Stocks can be added and deleted, and the selection can be stored. smtm has been used with US, Canadian, European, Asian, Australian/New Zealand, and South American stocks. Firewalls are fully supported, including user/password support.
Quantian is a directly bootable and self-configuring Linux system on a single CD-ROM/DVD. Based on Knoppix and clusterKnoppix, it provides out-of-the box support for openMosix, as well as about several GB of additional software with a quantitative, numerical, or scientific focus. Such software includes R (with many packages from CRAN, BioConductor, and Rmetrics), Octave (including several add-on packages), Python (with Scientific Python, NumPy, and BioPython extensions), several computer-algebra systems, several graphics and visualizations packages, as well as a large number of other scientific or numeric packages, programming tools, and general utilities.