What is TA-Lib?
TA-Lib is widely used by trading software developers requiring to perform technical analysis of financial market data.
tar -xzf ta-lib-0.4.0-src.tar.gz
1.2 Install TA-Lib
If the next command fails, then gcc is missing, install it by doing “apt-get install build-essential”)
sudo make install
1.3 Install TA-Lib Python Wrapper
Install TA-Lib Python Wrapper via pip (or pip3):
pip install ta-lib
Try to import talib in your Python application:
If you get an error like below:
ImportError: libta_lib.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
You will need to do the following additional steps:
or for a permanent solution, you’ll have to add /usr/local/lib to /etc/ld.so.conf as root then run /sbin/ldconfig (also as root).
Want to learn more on Technical Analysis?
Check out this great guide on Trading Methods:
Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications (New York Institute of Finance S.)
Thank you very much!
Could you please explain why the sudo command is necessary for Part 1.1 (for the wget and tar commands) ?
Hi Verbal, thank you very much for your comment. You are absolutely right, the command is not necessary. I updated the code. Thanks, Dominik