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How to Code Histograms in Java using IBKR API

Java Programming

Java is at the core of many technologies, so it is no surprise that it also ranked among the most popular programming languages in a survey done by StackOverflow.

Many seasoned algo traders and novice quants use our Java API as it offers a great framework for building trading algos.

Today we will explore how to code Histograms in Java and submit the request via our award-winning trading platform.

It is important to note that histograms return data as a function of price level with function IBApi::EClient::reqHistogramData. Code along as shown in this example from our GitHub repository:

/*client.reqHistogramData(4004, ContractSamples.USStock(), false, “3 days”);

Next, let’s review how data is returned to IBApi::EWrapper::histogramData

@Override
public void histogramData(int reqId, List items) {
System.out.println(EWrapperMsgGenerator.histogramData(reqId, items));
}

Finally, if you need to cancel a request for a histogram that has not retrieved any data, do so with this command:

IBApi::EClient::cancelHistogramData

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