I need a working proof of concept - not a robust, extensively-tested product by any stretch. No in-depth knowledge of stats or finance will actually be required. I simply require a basic web mashup of two well-known web services (with extensively documented APIs) that will:
1) accept a query from a user
2) store this query in a database (if you can skip this step and do the project for an order of magnitude less money, I welcome your bid)
3) pull time-series data from respective services based on this query and run a relatively basic statistical analysis in R or Python or Ruby or any other library of your choosing (you don't have to really do stats yourself - I know that R at least does this function natively, and other packages likely do as well)
4) output the data in human-readable format
Further details to follow post-NDA. I think you'll find this project interesting should you have even a passing interest in the intersection of markets and Web 2.0. If you live in New York City and would be interested in chatting informally about the project, have a background in front-end design and could make something that's somewhat visually impressive, work on mobile and want to propose a smartphone-friendly version of the above, or are a real-deal quant or recovering hedge funder, please let me know in your bid.
4 freelancers are bidding on average $788 for this job
Group of profession including experienced Statistician (with sound experience in STATA, SPSS, Eviews, R, Excel and SAS) and IT professional (with more than 15 experience in different areas of software development)