Get Started With Alpaca

The following is a list of working examples built by Alpaca and the developer community. They can be immediately used in paper or live trading, and best of all, they’re free to use and customize for your own purposes.

We want to emphasize that these examples are meant to be instructive and demonstrate some of the possibilities of the Alpaca platform. They have not been analyzed or tested for profitability. Use in live trading at your own discretion.

Also, you can always go back to a list of How-To Code Examples where you’ll find examples of how to do specific tasks using the Alpaca API in supported programming languages.

Got another interesting idea? Tell us about it in our Forum, and we can list it here.

Suggestions or questions?
We're always happy to hear from you. You can contribute to these docs on GitHub, or you can join our Community Forum or Community Slack to get help from other community members and the Alpaca team.