Re: FinancialData Function Not Working for Property "Members"
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- Subject: [mg116621] Re: FinancialData Function Not Working for Property "Members"
- From: Syd Geraghty <sydgeraghty at me.com>
- Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 04:41:27 -0500 (EST)
Hi Greg, A quick check on my system reveals that your example and examples in the documentation show that a data feed has a bug. Your example: In:= FinancialData["SP500", "Members"] Out= Missing["NotAvailable"] And from the documentation for FinancialData: In:= FinancialData["SP500"] Out= 1343.01 which is OK but then In:= Take[FinancialData["SP500", "Members"], 10] During evaluation of In:= Take::take: Cannot take positions 1 through 10 in Missing[NotAvailable]. >> Out= Take[Missing["NotAvailable"], 10] Suggest a bug report. Cheers .... Syd Syd Geraghty B.Sc, M.Sc. sydgeraghty at mac.com Mathematica 8.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (November 6, 2010) MacOS X V 10.6.5 Snow Leopard MacBook Pro 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM On Feb 19, 2011, at 2:15 AM, Gregory Lypny wrote: > Hello anyone who uses the FinancialData function, > > I used to be able to get the members of the S&P500 and the S&P100 using > > FinancialData["SP500", "Members"] > > and then the ticker symbols to do analyses. But both yesterday and > today, the function returns, what appears to be a dash or hyphen (-). > This also happens for industry members such as FinancialData["Books", > "Members"] and FinancialData["Drugs", "Members"], where I used the > examples in the built-in Help system, but foreign exchanges like > Frankfurt work fine. > > Any thoughts on why this happens? I'm concerned because I have > notebooks that I share with students and colleagues, and the analyses in > them can't be done if the ticker symbols are not picked up! > > Regards, > > Gregory > > >