is this something anyone with programming skills can do? or is this something that requires some special SDK or agreements?
Any custom studies or development work on Rithmic must be done through R | API.
All Rithmic users can technically have access to this upon request, I believe it costs $100/month minimum.
If you are interested in R | API and would some more documentation about this, we can forward your information to Rithmic and have them follow up with you! We have some information on our site as well that you can take a look at: https://optimusfutures.com/Rithmic-API.php