Re: Google Trends Data and Mathematica
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- Subject: [mg103897] Re: Google Trends Data and Mathematica
- From: jroge <jroge at mac.com>
- Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 08:06:19 -0400 (EDT)
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On Oct 10, 4:10 am, telefunkenvf14 <rgo... at gmail.com> wrote: > On Oct 7, 6:08 am, jroge <jr... at mac.com> wrote: > > > I am looking for some advice for directly importing data from Google > > Trends? I am able to download the CSV files from Google and then load > > into Mathematica easily enough, but I would rather skip the > > intermediate steps and directly pull the data from Google into my > > Mathematica notebook. I think where I am getting stuck is that Google > > requires authentication and programming that into Mathematica is a bit > > beyond my skill sets. Any thoughts? > > > Jon > > I was trying to do something similar just the other day... However, > the examples in Mathematica's documentation, concerning using web > services to access Google, are broken. I believe Chris Osborn's > suggestion of using Import should work. > > I'll play around this weekend trying to write some functions > corresponding to the google search url options (more info here:http://www= .our-picks.com/archives/2007/01/30/google-search-urls-revea...). > Maybe then we/you can help adapt the code for the Trends searches. > > I generally find that getting data into Mathematica can be a bit > cumbersome--probably because I've been spoiled/ruined by pointy-clicky > my whole life. Also, if you have Excel 2007 you should be able to do > the same type of thing. (Querying and automatically having Excel pull > the data. Actually read something about customizing Google queries for > Excel the other day. Bookmarked it somewhere...) Import is certainly the right function, it is actually the one I was using. The roadblock I am running into the user authentication. Google requires you to first log-in to you account . Where I am getting stuck is the proper way to represent the user credentials when I run Import. The Wolfram Blog post on tweeting from mathematica is the closest documentation I can find, but that is an apples to oranges scenario.