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Re: The FinancialData Function

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  • Subject: [mg89014] Re: The FinancialData Function
  • From: Chris Degnen <degnen at cwgsy.net>
  • Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 03:11:11 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <fsibce$64l$1@smc.vnet.net> <ft2arl$pf2$1@smc.vnet.net>

Jason Cawley wrote:
>
> On oil prices, that is one in the coming soon category, but I can
> give you a solution that will work today, outside of FinancialData
> proper.  Soon there won't be a need for these sorts of lines, that
> is sort of the idea.  But for now, you can use -
>
> Daily spot oil prices from the Department of Energy, back to 1986
>
> dailyDOEOil = {#[[1, 1 ;; 3]], N[#[[2]]]} & /@  DeleteCases[
> Import[
> "http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/xls/PET_PRI_SPT_S1_D.xls";,
> "XLS"][[2, 4 ;;, 1 ;; 2]], {"", ""} | {_, ""}];
>

That's great.  Have you got one for gold? - for this kind of data:

http://www.lbma.org.uk/statistics_historic.htm


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