Re: Using sockets for "downloader" application in Mathematica

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg64314] Re: Using sockets for "downloader" application in Mathematica*From*: "John Jowett" <John.Jowett at cern.ch>*Date*: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 03:32:44 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: CERN - European Laboratory for Particle Physics*References*: <dshfkb$hob$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I knew about using Import with URLs but had the impression that it was limited to a restricted class of URLs. Examples like this one give me an error Java::excptn: A Java exception occurred: java.io.IOException: The filename, \ directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect at java.io.WinNTFileSystem.createFileExclusively(Native Method) at java.io.File.checkAndCreate(File.java:1314) at java.io.File.createTempFile(File.java:1402) at java.io.File.createTempFile(File.java:1439) at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:\ 39) at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(\ DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25). But obviously they are working for other people. Is there something wrong with my setup of Mathematica 5.2 (or Java, which I know less about) on Windows XP ? I did find that the GetURL.nb Jlink example notebook works fine with such URLs. Can anyone help ? Thanks, John Jowett <Mitch.Stonehocker at sungard.com> wrote in message news:dshfkb$hob$1 at smc.vnet.net... > As an example this works for me... > > Import["http://ichart.finance.yahoo.com/table.csv?s=%5EDJI&a=09&b=1&c=20 > 00&d=01&e=9&f=2006&g=m&ignore=.csv","CSV"] > > Cheers, > > Mitch Stonehocker > > -----Original Message----- > From: Renan [mailto:renan.birck at gmail.com] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > Subject: [mg64314] Using sockets for "downloader" application in > Mathematica > > Hello, > > I have a Mathematica program which will read data from a file. > The file is in a Web server and so must be retrieved, > so I use > > !"wget http://URL/filename"; > > > In Linux this is OK, but in Windows this is a source of trouble for me, > as Windows doesn't have a 'wget' by default. > > So, is there some way to implement a "downloader" for a file in > Mathematica? > > > Running Mathematica 5.2, Windows XP. > > > Thanks, > Renan. >