[R-SIG-Finance] get.hist.quote() and Yahoo

jefe goode jefe_goode at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 5 00:12:53 CEST 2007


I am using get.hist.quote() to download data from
Yahoo. But there are problems.

1) Many tickers eg III.L download cleanly with 100% of
the timeseries OK.

2) But for others eg HMSO.L the timeseries truncates
at 10-Aug for some reason. (should be data to today)

3) for yet others there are missing elements in the

Why is this working for some tickers and not others?
PLEASE NOTE : ALL ticker symbols are VALID, and
checked on interactive Yahoo.finance graphs as having
data to date. ie This is a problem with
get.hist.quote() and/or Yahoo provision of data to

eg Code below:

get.hist.quote(symbol, start    = "2007-08-01",
	               compress = "d")

Thanks in advance


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