How to get stock options data?

How to get stock options data?

Options data is one of the most important aspects of algorithimic trading. It forms the basis for analysis and backtests.

How to get options data in python is pretty simple if you use python.

import pandas as pd

import requests

def get_optstk_history(inst,strike_price,opt_type,fromdate,todate):

headers = {
'Pragma': 'no-cache',
'Accept-Encoding': 'gzip, deflate, br',
'Accept-Language': 'en-US,en;q=0.9',
'User-Agent': 'Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/71.0.3578.98 Safari/537.36',
'Accept': '*/*',
'Referer': '',
'X-Requested-With': 'XMLHttpRequest',
'Connection': 'keep-alive',
'Cache-Control': 'no-cache',
params = (('instrumentType', 'OPTSTK'),
('symbol', inst),
('expiryDate', 'select'),
('optionType', opt_type),
('strikePrice', strike_price),
('dateRange', 'day'),
('fromDate', fromdate),
('toDate', todate),
('segmentLink', '9'),
('symbolCount', ''),
response = requests.get('', headers=headers, params=params)
opthistdf = pd.read_html(response.text,flavor='lxml',skiprows=1,header=0)[0]
opthistdf = pd.DataFrame()
return opthistdf


optdf = get_optstk_history('HDFCBANK',1000,'CE','10-04-2020','29-04-2020')

I will post a detailed explanation of the code later.

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