[R-SIG-Finance] Forex data

Wolfgang Wu wobwu22 at yahoo.de
Fri Jul 2 09:31:25 CEST 2010

I think something like this might do what you want:

EURGBP <- xts(get(getFX('EUR/GBP', from = Sys.Date() - 499, to = Sys.Date())));
for (iDate in seq(500, 2000, by=500)){
    EURGBP <- rbind.xts(EURGBP, get(getFX('EUR/GBP', from = Sys.Date() - iDate - 499, to = Sys.Date() - iDate)))
colnames(EURGBP) <- "Close";

 Wolfgang Wu

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Von: Aaditya Nanduri <aaditya.nanduri at gmail.com>
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Gesendet: Freitag, den 2. Juli 2010, 7:43:53 Uhr
Betreff: [R-SIG-Finance] Forex data

Hello All,

I cant find any good methods to get currency data into R.

The method I'm using right now is collecting data through
getSymbols("",src="oanda") from quantmod.
But its limited to only 500 lines of data so I have to give time frames
(from="", to="") and that gets to be very tedious when I have to get data
for about 40 currencies for the last 10 years (and I have to refresh this
process everyday...very very annoying).

Does anyone know of better methods? Any help would be appreciated.

Aaditya Nanduri

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