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

megh megh700004 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 28 05:06:11 CEST 2009

Hi, I am having problem downloading quote from Yahoo (historical stock quotes
from GE) using Quantmod package. I have following quote :

from.dat <- as.Date("01/01/08", format="%m/%d/%y")
to.dat <- as.Date("02/19/09", format="%m/%d/%y")
getSymbols("^GE", src="yahoo", from = from.dat, to = to.dat)

Error is :
Error in download.file(paste(yahoo.URL, "s=", Symbols.name, "&a=", from.m, 
  cannot open URL
In addition: Warning message:
In download.file(paste(yahoo.URL, "s=", Symbols.name, "&a=", from.m,  :
  cannot open: HTTP status was '404 Not Found'

Can anyone please point out that what is the wrong here? How can I download
data from Yahoo efficiently?

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