[R] Parsing Google Finance page data?

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com
Fri Nov 21 02:57:50 CET 2014

       The Ecfun package includes functions written to scrape data from 
web pages.  See, e.g., readUShouse, readUSsenate, 
readUSstateAbbreviations.  They use getURL{RCurl} and readHTMLTable{XML}.

       Hope this helps.

       Spencer Graves

On 11/20/2014 5:42 PM, Matt Considine wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm wondering if anyone can point me to code to parse data on Google 
> Finance pages, i.e. parse the results of a URL request such as this
>   http://www.google.com/finance?q=apple
> I know how to return the contents of the page; it's figuring out the 
> best tools to parse it that I'm interested in and hopefully someone 
> has already done this.
> (For what it is worth, the only info I am looking for are the ticker, 
> exchange, currency and "Mkt Cap" datapoint)
> Thanks in advance for any help - scraping is not my strong suit.
> Matt
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