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f
I am writing an app in which I need to get the stock quote from Yahoo.
Idealy, I will get a stream from Yahoo's web site and parse that as
string and display the information (price, PE, volumn...).

What class should I use?

If you use "http://finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=YHOO&f=sl1d1t1c1ohgv&e=.csv"
as URL in HttpConnection, you will download a file. How can I obtain a
stream? Is there other URL in Yahoo's site I can get a stream?

Thanks,

ff
Jul 17 '05 #1
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P: n/a
f wrote:
I am writing an app in which I need to get the stock quote from Yahoo.
Idealy, I will get a stream from Yahoo's web site and parse that as
string and display the information (price, PE, volumn...).

What class should I use?

If you use
"http://finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=YHOO&f=sl1d1t1c1ohgv&e=.csv"
as URL in HttpConnection, you will download a file. How can I obtain
a
stream? Is there other URL in Yahoo's site I can get a stream?

Thanks,

ff

Jul 17 '05 #2

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...hmm. Let's try that again, with some text this time.

Andrew Thompson wrote:
f wrote:
I am writing an app in which I need to get the stock quote from
Yahoo.


Good for you. I am reading a group for
c.l.j.programmer's, where folks are
supposed to already know how to consult
the JavaDocs.

Your message indicates that you have not,
and possibly are unaware of their existence.

Please confine your posts to c.l.j.help
for the moment, at least unitl you can
figure how to use the JavaDocs and
ask smart questions on usenet.

--
Andrew Thompson
* http://www.PhySci.org/ Open-source software suite
* http://www.PhySci.org/codes/ Web & IT Help
* http://www.1point1C.org/ Science & Technology
Jul 17 '05 #3

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After that reply you are probably thinking "does everyone in this
newsgroup have a stick up their ****?" The answer is 'no'.

Andrew Thompson, if you can't or don't want to help then just don't
reply to the post, there's no need to bite people's heads off.

f. To answer your question. Try adapting the following code for your
application:

// Read an http resource in to a stream
String tAddress = "http://domain/path/to/resource/file.ext";
URL tDocument = new URL(tAddress);
URLConnection tConnection = tDocument.openConnection();
tConnection.connect();
BufferedReader tBufferedReader = new BufferedReader
(new InputStreamReader(tDocument.openStream()));

then read the stream as you would with any other BufferedReader object
(keyboard input, for example).

Hope this is a bit more helpful than Andrew's reply.

Andrew Thompson wrote:
..hmm. Let's try that again, with some text this time.

Andrew Thompson wrote:
f wrote:
I am writing an app in which I need to get the stock quote from
Yahoo.

Good for you. I am reading a group for
c.l.j.programmer's, where folks are
supposed to already know how to consult
the JavaDocs.

Your message indicates that you have not,
and possibly are unaware of their existence.

Please confine your posts to c.l.j.help
for the moment, at least unitl you can
figure how to use the JavaDocs and
ask smart questions on usenet.

--
Andrew Thompson
* http://www.PhySci.org/ Open-source software suite
* http://www.PhySci.org/codes/ Web & IT Help
* http://www.1point1C.org/ Science & Technology

Jul 17 '05 #4

P: n/a
f wrote:
I am writing an app in which I need to get the stock quote from Yahoo.
Idealy, I will get a stream from Yahoo's web site and parse that as
string and display the information (price, PE, volumn...).

What class should I use?

If you use "http://finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=YHOO&f=sl1d1t1c1ohgv&e=.csv"
as URL in HttpConnection, you will download a file. How can I obtain a
stream? Is there other URL in Yahoo's site I can get a stream?

Thanks,

ff


I haven't looked at the yahoo finance page, but I am sure they have a
rss or XML tag somewhere and you can get the quote. I dont much trust
csv or plain text. (that is just me)

Jul 17 '05 #5

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Peter Astbury wrote:
After that reply you are probably thinking "does everyone in this
newsgroup have a stick up their ****?" The answer is 'no'.

Andrew Thompson, if you can't or don't want to help then just don't
reply to the post, there's no need to bite people's heads off.

f. To answer your question. Try adapting the following code for your
application:

// Read an http resource in to a stream
String tAddress = "http://domain/path/to/resource/file.ext";
URL tDocument = new URL(tAddress);
URLConnection tConnection = tDocument.openConnection();
tConnection.connect();
BufferedReader tBufferedReader = new BufferedReader
(new InputStreamReader(tDocument.openStream()));

then read the stream as you would with any other BufferedReader object
(keyboard input, for example).

Hope this is a bit more helpful than Andrew's reply.

Andrew Thompson wrote:
..hmm. Let's try that again, with some text this time.

Andrew Thompson wrote:
f wrote:

I am writing an app in which I need to get the stock quote from
Yahoo.


Good for you. I am reading a group for
c.l.j.programmer's, where folks are
supposed to already know how to consult
the JavaDocs.

Your message indicates that you have not,
and possibly are unaware of their existence.

Please confine your posts to c.l.j.help
for the moment, at least unitl you can
figure how to use the JavaDocs and
ask smart questions on usenet.

--
Andrew Thompson
* http://www.PhySci.org/ Open-source software suite
* http://www.PhySci.org/codes/ Web & IT Help
* http://www.1point1C.org/ Science & Technology

Personally I like the comments, I think they are real and I learn more
if people are direct and to the point as opposed to wishy-washy. We are
programmer, we have thick skins.

Jul 17 '05 #6

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f
You are sick and fuck you JavaDocs.
"Andrew Thompson" <Se********@www.invalid> wrote in message news:<xG*****************@news-server.bigpond.net.au>...
..hmm. Let's try that again, with some text this time.

Andrew Thompson wrote:
f wrote:
I am writing an app in which I need to get the stock quote from
Yahoo.


Good for you. I am reading a group for
c.l.j.programmer's, where folks are
supposed to already know how to consult
the JavaDocs.

Your message indicates that you have not,
and possibly are unaware of their existence.

Please confine your posts to c.l.j.help
for the moment, at least unitl you can
figure how to use the JavaDocs and
ask smart questions on usenet.

Jul 17 '05 #7

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