Financial time series data

hidura at gmail.com hidura at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 02:55:12 CEST 2010


I've tried to see the page and the code GSPC it's wrong i has used ^DJI,  
and when you download the page code use a xml parser localize the table  
element and read it. I can't access from the browser to the next page it  
doesn't appear as a link.
El , Virgil Stokes <vs at it.uu.se> escribió:
> On 09/02/2010 08:15 PM, Hidura wrote:


> But what kind of data you want to download?, because the financial

> time it's basicly html code and you can work very well with a parser



> 2010/9/2, Virgil Stokesvs at it.uu.se>:




> Has anyone written code or worked with Python software for downloading

> financial time series data (eg from Yahoo financial)? If yes, would you

> please contact me.



> --Thanks,

> V. Stokes

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> Here is a snippet of python code that I am trying to use for downloading  
> financial data; but, I do not understand why it returns information from  
> the second HTML page.



> import urllib2

> '''

> I am trying to read each row of the table at:

> http://finance.yahoo.com/q/cp?s=^GSPC

> '''

> ticker = []

> url =  
> urllib2.urlopen("http://download.finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=@%5EGSPC&f=sl1d1t1c1ohgv&e=.csv&h=PAGE".replace('PAGE',  
> str(0)))

> data = url.read()



> Note, it does get all 50 rows of the first page; but, why does it also  
> get the first row of the "next" HTML page?



> --V







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