[R] Downloading Google finance data onto R
josh.m.ulrich at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 13:47:59 CET 2016
On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 6:36 AM, Duncan Murdoch
<murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 26/01/2016 7:16 AM, Christofer Bogaso wrote:
>> Hi dear,
>> I was trying to download a Google TS data directly onto R from this link :
>> Used following function, however R generates error.
>>> getSymbols(Symbols = "LIQUIDBEES", src = "google")
>> Error in download.file(paste(google.URL, "q=", Symbols.name,
>> "&startdate=", :
>> cannot open URL
>> In addition: Warning message:
>> In download.file(paste(google.URL, "q=", Symbols.name, "&startdate=", :
>> cannot open: HTTP status was '404 Not Found'
>> Could you please guide me how can I download that data directly to R?
>> I have also tried with Yahoo finance data, but got the same error.
> That symbol should be "LIQUIDBEES.BO" on Yahoo. Google appears to have
> changed its interface, so src = "google" doesn't work. You will probably
> have to manually download the Google history, or debug and fix
> getSymbols.google in quantmod.
Nice job finding the correct symbol for Yahoo Finance. That should
give Christofer what he wants.
I don't think Google changed its interface, because
quantmod::getSymbols.google *does* work for instruments where Google
provides a download link. For example:
As I said in my prior response, Google does not make data for
LIQUIDBEES available for download.
> Duncan Murdoch
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