[R] Help with 'get.hist.quote' on tseries
a.trapletti at bluewin.ch
Mon Oct 29 09:47:04 CET 2001
> Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 09:36:43 +0700
> From: "Dr. Andrew Criswell" <mousie at arcriswell.com>
> Subject: [R] Help with 'get.hist.quote' on tseries
> Hi ALL:
> 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
Under Suse Linux 7.0 and R 1.3.1 this work fine (tseries 0.8-0). So this is maybe a Windows related problem?
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