[R-SIG-Finance] [quantmod] setSymbolLookup in a loop

Anass Mouhsine anass.mouhsine at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 17:42:25 CEST 2010

Hi all,

I have a list of stocks in a variable e.g. l = c("MSFT","IBM")
using a loop, I would like to use each stock symbol in the function 
to be more specific, I know how to use the function setSymbolLookup from 
the R prompt for one symbol e.g. setSymbolLookup(MSFT=list(src='yahoo')).
What I want now is ,within a loop, use this function
for(i in index(l))

the problem is in the l[i] wtihin the function.

 > t="MSFT"
 > setSymbolLookup(t=list(src='yahoo'))
 > getSymbolLookup('MSFT')

 > getSymbolLookup('t')
[1] "yahoo"

I woulk to have MSFT as a symbol rather than the variable t.

How could I solve my problem?

thanks in advance,


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