[R-SIG-Finance] [R-sig-finance] Downloading data from Economagic

Horace Tso Horace.Tso at pgn.com
Fri Jan 9 19:48:16 CET 2009

Over the holidays I went to their site and grabbed a couple of tables and dropped them into OpenOffice's Calc and did the text-to-column thing and many data points showed up with an unrecognizable character in place of the decimal point. I guess that's what's causing the R function to fail. No way around it. You just have to write your own script, or like what Jeff said, subscribe! 


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Subject: [R-SIG-Finance] [R-sig-finance] Downloading data from Economagic

Hi, I have posted this same problem in R help but did not get any fruitful
reply. Therefore I am again posting that same thread here as well, hope this
time I will get some efficient reply.

I was trying to dw data from Economagic
[http://www.economagic.com/em-cgi/data.exe/libor/day-ussnon], using
following code :

dat2 = economagicSeries("libor/day-ussnon", frequency = "daily") 
> tail(dat2)
2008-12-22               NA
2008-12-23               NA
2008-12-24          0.14750
2008-12-29               NA
2008-12-30          0.13875
2008-12-31               NA

Data for 2008-12-31 is given as NA, whereas in the website it is 0*13500.
Does anyone have a better idea on how to download data from Economagic more
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