Import Key Statistics Data from Yahoo

Description

Imports key statistics data from chart.yahoo.com.

Usage

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yahooKeystats(query, file = "tempfile", source = NULL, save = FALSE, try = TRUE)

Arguments

file

a character string specifying a filename, usually having extension ‘".csv"’, where to save the downloaded data.

query

a character string, denoting the location of the data at the web site.

save

a logical value, if set to TRUE the downloaded data file will be stored under the path and file name specified by the string file. By default FALSE.

source

a character string setting the URL of the source. If NULL, then the URL will be set automatically to its default value.

try

logical indicating if the internet access will be checked.

Value

returns a data frame (data.frame) with key statistics downloaded from yahoo's web site.

Author(s)

Diethelm Wuertz for the Rmetrics R-port.

References

Diethelm Wuertz, Yohan Chalabi, and Andrew Ellis (2010). Financial Market Data for R/Rmetrics; Rmetrics eBook, Rmetrics Association and Finance Online, Zurich, www.rmetrics.org.