Visualizing Historical data of Top CryptoCurrency with PowerShell
Top CryptoCurrency with PowerShell
I have seen lot of people and fellow PowerShell bloggers and community contributors interest in CryptoCurrency with PowerShell console in recent months and I’m thinking add my 2 cents. So today in this blog post we going to discuss how to plot historical data (prices) of Top CryptoCurrency in the PowerShell console, where you can visualize the price trends of each cryptocurrency like BitCoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH] etc with each other. But, let me tell you that: IT IS SUPER EASY! 🙂
Capturing the price trend of CryptoCurrency with PowerShell
First thing you need is the name and symbol of top crypto currencies in the world, so here is a list of some:
Install-Module Coin -Force
Now, if you use the the cmdlet:
Get-CoinPriceHistory from the module with a currency symbol like BTC, it returns the price trend in the given time frame. Then all you need to do is capture the value of the daily market closing price over a period of time, like in the following code sample:
Plotting CryptoCurrency with PowerShell
Next task is to store this daily closing price in an array variable and display it in a chart to actually visualize the price trend over a period of time. Good for you that I’ve written a Open-Source, Platform independent PowerShell module: Graphical , that has capability to consumes data points as input and plots them on a 2D graph [Scatter / Bar / Line] on the PowerShell Console/Terminal like in the below screen shot:
You can also install the module from PowerShell Gallery using the command:
Install-Module Graphical and then plot the data points we captured using the
Show-Graph cmdlet from the Graphical module
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