stock quotes

Darren Kirby bulliver at gmail.com
Thu Sep 14 23:49:27 CEST 2006


On 9/13/06, Donlingerfelt <donlingerfelt at cox.net> wrote:
> I would like to download stock quotes from the web, store them, do
> calculations and sort the results.  However I am fairly new and don't have a
> clue how to parse the results of a web page download.   I can get to the
> site, but do not know how to request the certain data  need.  Does anyone
> know how to do this?  I would really appreciate it.  Thanks.

Some have already directed to webscraping tools, but you don't need to
go that route if you can settle for using finance.yahoo.com, as you
can ask for the data in a particular format ie: plain text, csv etc...

I have also written some code that does this. As an added bonus it
also does currency conversion. Maybe the code will help get you
started:
http://badcomputer.org/unix/code/stock.html

HTH
-d
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