Skip to main content
Help us improve PyPI by participating in user testing. All experience levels needed!

Python access to WRDS Data

Project description

WRDS-Py is a library for extracting data from WRDS data sources and getting it into Pandas. The library allows users to access data from WRDS and extract data using SQL statements. The data that is returned is read into a Pandas data frame.


Mac OS/Linux

$ python install


The WRDS-PY package requires Pandas and Psycopg2. Binaries of these can be found here:

Once the two required packages are installed, you can run $ python install

For more information please consult the WRDS Support section at


>>> import wrds
>>> db = wrds.Connection()
Enter your credentials.
Username: <your_username>
Password: <your_password>
>>> db.list_libraries()
['audit', 'bank', 'block', 'bvd', 'bvdtrial', 'cboe', ...]
>>> db.list_tables(library='crsp')
['aco_amda', 'aco_imda', 'aco_indfnta', 'aco_indfntq', ...]
>>> db.describe_table(library='crsp', table='stocknames')
Approximately 58957 rows in crsp.stocknames.
       name    nullable              type
0      permno      True  DOUBLE PRECISION
1      permco      True  DOUBLE PRECISION
2      namedt      True              DATE
>>> stocknames = db.get_table(library='crsp', table='stocknames', obs=10)
>>> stocknames.head()
   permno  permco      namedt   nameenddt     cusip    ncusip ticker  \
0  10000.0  7952.0  1986-01-07  1987-06-11  68391610  68391610  OMFGA
1  10001.0  7953.0  1986-01-09  1993-11-21  36720410  39040610   GFGC
2  10001.0  7953.0  1993-11-22  2008-02-04  36720410  29274A10   EWST
3  10001.0  7953.0  2008-02-05  2009-08-03  36720410  29274A20   EWST
4  10001.0  7953.0  2009-08-04  2009-12-17  36720410  29269V10   EGAS

Release history Release notifications

This version
History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Filename, size & hash SHA256 hash help File type Python version Upload date
wrds-3.0.3-py2.py3-none-any.whl (11.6 kB) Copy SHA256 hash SHA256 Wheel py2.py3 May 7, 2018
wrds-3.0.3.tar.gz (9.6 kB) Copy SHA256 hash SHA256 Source None May 7, 2018

Supported by

Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google BigQuery Sentry Sentry Error logging CloudAMQP CloudAMQP RabbitMQ AWS AWS Cloud computing Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page