[R-SIG-Finance] getSymbols for FRED in quantmod has stopped working???
danielmelendez at alum.northwestern.edu
Fri Jul 3 18:05:35 CEST 2015
As a suggestion ( although not that efficient ) there is an excel macro
that can download the information. I'm not sure if you're aware of it or
not but just thought I'd mention it just in case.
On Fri, Jul 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM, Joshua Ulrich <josh.m.ulrich at gmail.com>
> On Fri, Jul 3, 2015 at 3:17 AM, Alexander Gracian <agracian at yahoo.co.uk>
> > Hi,
> > I have started getting an error when using getSymbols for FRED in
> quantmod. It was working fine a few weeks ago. I'm using R on a Mac:
> > getSymbols("CPIAUCSL", src="FRED")Error in download.file(paste(FRED.URL,
> "/", Symbols[[i]], "/", "downloaddata/", : cannot open URL '
> > If I paste the URL in the error message into a browser it downloads the
> csv fine, so I think the url is ok.It also works ok for other sources, such
> as yahoo etc.
> The FRED http:// URLs now redirect to https://. That causes issues
> with the default method for download.file on some platforms. I'm
> aware of the issue and working on a fix.
> See the conversation on R-package-devel if you're interested in the
> > Any insights would be appreciated.
> > Thanks,Alex
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