[R] Downloading Reuters data from R

Shubha Vishwanath Karanth shubhak at ambaresearch.com
Fri Dec 12 12:28:43 CET 2008

Thank you very much for this. But since I don't know much of DLL, I am
kind of a stuck with how to proceed with 'reuters_ts1.zip'. This zip
file contains the 'reuters_ts.dll' file.

dyn.load("reuters_ts.dll") generates the error,

> dyn.load("Z:\\reuters_ts1\\package\\reuters_ts.dll")
Error in inDL(x, as.logical(local), as.logical(now), ...) : 
  unable to load shared library 'C:/Documents and
  LoadLibrary failure:  This application has failed to start because the
application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may
fix this problem.

Where should the 'reuters_ts1.zip' to be stored? And how can I access
'reuters_ts.dll' file for my use? Even checked ?dyn.load, but a bit
confused. How do we use this?

I am sorry, if this troubles. Mine is a Windows XP Config.

Thanks again,

-----Original Message-----
From: Rory.WINSTON at rbs.com [mailto:Rory.WINSTON at rbs.com] 
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 9:44 PM
To: Shubha Vishwanath Karanth; r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: RE: Downloading Reuters data from R

Hi Shubha

I have created an extension DLL for downloading time series data from
Reuters. You can download it from here:


There is also a short manual available at the same location:


I am currently in the process of uploading a separate extension DLL for
retrieval of real-time data from Reuters.


Rory Winston
RBS Global Banking & Markets
Office: +44 20 7085 4476

-----Original Message-----
From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org]
On Behalf Of Shubha Vishwanath Karanth
Sent: 11 December 2008 07:41
To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: [R] Downloading Reuters data from R

Hi R,

Can we download Reuters (3000 Xtra) data from R? Does ODBC package help
me in this? Or otherwise, is there a way to extract daily closing prices
data of Reuters from R?

Thank you very much,


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