[R-SIG-Finance] I know I should be able to figure this out...
samuelcoltwilson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 18:59:28 CEST 2015
As an experienced R Programmer, I should be able to figure this out, but
I'm stuck. I'm sure the answer is obvious, but for some reason I just
can't get my brain to wrap around the answer.
I'm trying to create a script that takes a list of equity tickers (60-80
tickers each day), and downloads their prices and puts them into
data.frames. I usually use the getSymbols command, but here is the issue.
The I somehow need to be able to put the output of getSymbols to generic
variables. For example, "stock", "stock", etc. This way I can use a
generic loop to transform the data and output it to the next step.
When I traditionally use the getSymbols command, the return is the equity
ticker with the OLHC prices. However, I want to build a generic engine
using for.next loops, because the list of tickers will change each day.
Is the issue I can't use getSymbols? or is the issue that somehow I need
to use the upfront ticker list as a variable list and make it work, but
there is a class of variable I don't understand. Because if I use a
variable call generically list, it does not return the stock prices.
tickers<-c("GLD","DBC", "EEM", "EFV",
For example, if I just do a tickers in the console, I get "GLD" not the
OLHC prices for GLD. How do I get tickers as a variable I can use to
pull the prices out of? Because tickers will change everyday (this is
just a made up example).
As I said, I'm sure some is going to look at this and say, Really? but for
some reason I just can't get my brain wrapped around it.
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