Get stock quotes from google

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    Get stock quotes from google

    I am trying to pull stock information from google finance. For example, I would like to be able to save the current price and the 52 week high as variables in my code. Anyone have an idea of how to do this? Thanks!

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    Google has an finance retrieving API - I'm not sure how it works but imagine it's javascript-driven. Yahoo has a fairly well documented interface for doing this programatically (via a standard C program, for example).

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    Yeah, I know that I can get data from Yahoo using a http address but I would like to use google because their quotes are real-time and yahoo's are delayed up to 20 min. I looked into using google's API but I would rather not have to move data from JAVA to C++ if at all possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtbcoop View Post
    Yeah, I know that I can get data from Yahoo using a http address but I would like to use google because their quotes are real-time and yahoo's are delayed up to 20 min. I looked into using google's API but I would rather not have to move data from JAVA to C++ if at all possible.
    You do realize that this is a C++ - not Java - board?

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    haha yeah, my program is in C++. Thats why I dont want to use the API

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    I see. Well, it sounded like you were writing a Java program and didn't want to port it to C++. Anyway, if there's a way to do it from a standalone Java program, there's a good chance it can be done from C++. But even if it's a JavaScript API, you could probably find a way to get the data from a C++ program. Level of difficulty varies, of course.

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    Well, looking at the API, it appears that a fair bit of work is going on under the hood just to get the data (authentication and whatnot). I'd say your best bet would be some other route (eg: some other provider).

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    After talking to some friends that are programmers, it looks like the best way to do this is to have the C code call the HTML file online and then just parse the data, typecasting the string as a double

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtbcoop View Post
    After talking to some friends that are programmers, it looks like the best way to do this is to have the C code call the HTML file online and then just parse the data, typecasting the string as a double
    Of course, after doing that you shouldn't forget to throw your phase scrambler into overdrive and reverse the polarity of the deflector dish
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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