[R-SIG-Finance] I am using the quantmod package (http://www.quantmod.com) and, using getSymbols,

G See gsee000 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 04:02:44 CEST 2012

I assume you did this:


If so, then you should have data stored in the .GlobalEnv in an object
named "BBD-B.TO"

You could access it like this

And you could rename the data with a syntactically valid name like this:

    assign("BBD", get("BBD-B.TO"), pos=.GlobalEnv)
    #assign(make.names("BBD-B.TO"), get("BBD-B.TO"), pos=.GlobalEnv)

You have at least 2 other options.

You can use auto.assign=FALSE in the getSymbols call and assign the
results yourself like this:

    BBD <- getSymbols("BBD-B.TO", src='yahoo', auto.assign=FALSE)

Or, you can use setSymbolLookup to associate the name yahoo uses with
a valid name in R

    setSymbolLookup("BBD", list(src='yahoo', name='BBD-B.TO'))


On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 8:29 PM, Jean-Victor Côté
<jean-v.cote at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> ...I could not download from Yahoo Finance the quotes for "BBD-B.TO", a common stock traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.  I guess that it is because of the "-" and the ".".
> Jean-Victor Côté
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