[R] Help with 'get.hist.quote' on tseries

Dr. Andrew Criswell mousie at arcriswell.com
Mon Oct 29 03:36:43 CET 2001


I am trying to use get.help.quote from library(tseries). I tried 
to run the example from help(get.hist.quote) but R complained. Here 
is the command I used and the response:

ibm <- get.hist.quote(instrument = "ibm", start = "1998-01-01")
trying URL `http://chart.yahoo.com/table.csv?s=ibm&a=01&b=01&c=1998&d=10&e=28&f=2001&g=d&q=q&y=0&z=ibm&x=.

Content type `application/octet-stream' length unknown
opened URL
downloaded 45Kb

time series starts 1998-01-02
time series ends   2001-10-26
Error in fromchar(x) : character string is not in a standard unambiguous 

Can anyone help? (I use R 1.3.1 with Windows 2000.)


Andrew Criswell, Ph.D.
Graduate School, Bangkok University

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