Lag in LTP ticks

mjhaveri001
I was wondering if there is any time lag in the LTP ticks we get from KiteTicker and if so, how much is the lag?
  • sujith
    You may refer to the similar thread here.
  • mjhaveri001
    Thanks that makes a lot of sense. I'm running the ticker in threaded mode and doing my processing on a separate thread, which means that there is no delay on my part.
    My question is,
    Does the Kite api have an inherent lag (for example, always a minute late or something like that)?
  • sujith
    We don't have or add a delay to the live market data. We just relay whatever we get from the exchange.
    Why did you feel that there is a lag?
  • mjhaveri001
    No, personally, I have faced no trouble. I was just wondering if there is any lag, as LTP data does not come with a timestamp so I cannot check it for myself.

    Thanks for the quick reply!
  • sujith
    You can get tick timestamp in the full mode subscription for an instrument.
  • mjhaveri001
    Yes, but that increases my processing by a lot at the benefit of very little additional information. As long as the LTP ticks have negligible lag, my strat is gonna work alright.
  • sujith
    Yes, you will receive all the ticks without any delay in all the modes.
    The different modes are just to reduce data consumption and you will receive data only when it changes.
  • mjhaveri001
    Thank you!
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