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Re: Financial Data - Currencies

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  • Subject: [mg106091] Re: [mg106062] Financial Data - Currencies
  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 05:35:03 -0500 (EST)
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cd[x_] := 
 CountryData[x, #] & /@
  {"Name", "CurrencyName", "CurrencyCode"}

 {data = cd /@ CountryData[]},
    Select[data, StringTake[#[[sb]], 1] == sel &],
    #[[sb]] &],
   Alignment -> Left],
  {{sb, 1, SortBy},
   {1 -> "Country", 2 -> "Currency", 3 -> "Code"}},
  {{sel, "A", "Select"}, CharacterRange["A", "Z"]}]]

Bob Hanlon

---- robert prince-wright <robertprincewright at> wrote: 

Does anyone know how to get the names corresponding to the currencies available from FinancialData? If you use the command below you get a list of 153 currencies - some of which are obscure so i was hoping to generate the names!

currencyTickers = FinancialData["Currencies"]

Also, why does FinancialData not give historical data for say GBP/USD? EUR/USD works, albeit over a limited time span, so you would think the data would be there for sterling. Several others don't work either.... perhaps this is a data server issue?


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