Continuum Analytics has announced a new partnership with Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI) to make large financial datasets more accessible and easier to analyze for those in the quantitative field.

The partnership will allow subscribers to access Thomson Reuters QADirect financial database through Continuum’s new in-browser Python data analytics platform, Wakari.

By partnering with Thomson Reuters, Continuum Analytics now offers the financial information found in QADirect through a Python Application Programming Interface (API) hosted on Wakari. The decision to implement a Python API over QADirect’s standard SQL interface comes in response to the increasing use of Python, a high-level general-purpose programming language, in the quantitative analysis world for advanced data analytics, simulation, and visualization.