Defines functions ldhmm.oxford_man_realized_data

Documented in ldhmm.oxford_man_realized_data

#' Get the realized data from Oxford-Man
#' This utility fetches the realized data from Oxford-Man and stores the data frame in local memory.
#' It can be retrieved as \code{getOption("ldhmm.oxford.rv")}. Since the data is updated on a daily basis.
#' The user can optionally force the utility to fetch the new file in the same R-session.
#' Note that the download is network intensive. The size of file is about 10-20 MB and growing daily.
#' In addition, VIX daily data is downloaded as \code{getOption("ldhmm.oxford.vix")}.
#' @param force logical, force the utility to fetch the new file. Default is \code{FALSE}.
#' @param debug logical, print debug information. Could be very verbose. Default is \code{FALSE}.
#' @return data.frame containing the raw data from Oxford-Man.
#' @keywords oxford
#' @author Stephen H. Lihn
#' @references Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance. Realized Library: http://realized.oxford-man.ox.ac.uk
#' @export 
#' @importFrom utils download.file
#' @importFrom utils read.csv
#' @importFrom utils unzip
#' @examples
#' \dontrun{
#'     ldhmm.oxford_man_realized_data()
#' }
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ldhmm.oxford_man_realized_data <- function(force=FALSE, debug=FALSE)
    if (is.null(getOption("ldhmm.oxford.rv"))) {
        if (debug) print(paste("Local copy of Oxford data is not found in Option:", "ldhmm.oxford.rv"))
        force <- TRUE
    if (is.null(getOption("ldhmm.oxford.vix"))) {
        if (debug) print(paste("Local copy of VIX data is not found in Option:", "ldhmm.oxford.vix"))
        force <- TRUE
    if (force) {
        zip_url <- "https://realized.oxford-man.ox.ac.uk/images/oxfordmanrealizedvolatilityindices.zip"
        if (debug) print(paste("Fetching URL:", zip_url))
        temp <- tempfile()
        utils::download.file(zip_url, temp)
        if (debug) utils::unzip(temp, list=TRUE) 
        csv_file <- "oxfordmanrealizedvolatilityindices.csv"
        if (debug) print(paste("Unzip from csv:", csv_file))
        rv <- utils::read.csv(unz(temp, csv_file), header=TRUE, stringsAsFactors = FALSE)
        colnames(rv)[1] <- "date"
        rv$date <- as.Date(rv$date)
        if (debug) print(paste("Store data into Options:", "ldhmm.oxford.rv"))
        vix <- ldhmm.ts_log_rtn("vix", end.date="", on="days", fred.data=TRUE) # live daily
        print(paste("Max date of VIX data is", max(vix$d)))

    rv <- getOption("ldhmm.oxford.rv")
    if (debug) {
        print("List of columns:")
    if (force | debug) {
        print(paste("Max date of Oxford data is", max(rv$date)))

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ldhmm documentation built on March 18, 2018, 1:51 p.m.