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Re: The FinancialData Function

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  • Subject: [mg87096] Re: The FinancialData Function
  • From: Szabolcs <szhorvat at>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 04:51:52 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fsg6nc$j5f$> <fsq2g7$guv$>

On Mar 31, 9:05 am, AES <sieg... at> wrote:
> I've never heard of this function, but have one immediate strong
> reaction/question:
>    Is there -- or will there soon be -- a fully open, officially
>    standardized, fully and openly specified, widely and near universally
>    accepted, stable, long-term, NON-proprietary set of **formats**
>    for the data and information that is to be transmitted back
>    and forth between data providers and data users in this
>    system?
> [Something akin to the more or less open, universal and stable graphics
> standards that have emerged over time.]
> Lacking that, I wouldn't personally go near this kind of financial data
> distribution system and related tools like FinancialData for building
> anything that was of any real and continuing importance to me.

Why?  You can export to any format you like (for archiving).
FinancialData has nothing to do with data exchange formats.  It simply
gives you the requested data as a Mathematica expression.  It spares
you the trouble of having to import the data manually to Mathematica.

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