[Chicago] XBRL

Thomas Johnson thomas.j.johnson at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 13:14:45 EST 2015

Thanks, those webinars look really helpful!

On Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 11:34 AM Tanya Schlusser <tanya at tickel.net> wrote:

> > Yeah I've been taking a look at different parsing packages. I'm
>> interested more in potential pitfalls - like how often I should expect the
>> data to be wrong, what data is available (e.g., it's not clear to me if
>> forms other than 10-Q and 10-K are available), etc.
> I've written stuff for a friend in whatever the google spreadsheet
> scripting language is. I don't have advice worthy of coffee except to say
> that
>    - The data seem correct, or else missing. not too much garbling
>    - There is a link to the actual PDF as well if you want the raw data
>    - fields that can have multiple entries can _really_ have a zillion
>    things in them
> And there are many, many companies -- as far as I can tell on average more
> than 1500 new companies registered with the SEC every day -- so be ready
> for a lot of data if you don't have a specific target you're looking for
> There is a consortium dedicated to promoting the use of XBRL:
> http://xbrl.us/
> They announce webinars on their mailing list. Here's one on
> how to use XBRL to analyze a company's fundamentals
> <https://xbrl.us/events/analysis-webinar-20151007/>.
> And apparently next Thursday (the 19th) there's an introductory webinar:
> XBRL 101: a solid foundation <https://xbrl.us/events/rrd-20151119/>
> and you probably know the SEC's page, but for grins:
> http://xbrl.sec.gov/
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