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Information for working with financial data?

Subject: Information for working with financial data?

From: Forrest

Date: 9 Nov, 2010 18:32:04

Message: 1 of 3

Hello, I am wondering if it is necessary to have access to the financial toolbox to process and manipulate intraday stock or futures data?

I've done some searching but most links seem to link somewhere else?

Subject: Information for working with financial data?

From: Sean

Date: 9 Nov, 2010 18:45:06

Message: 2 of 3

"Forrest " <forrestxo@aol.com> wrote in message <ibc434$44p$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> Hello, I am wondering if it is necessary to have access to the financial toolbox to process and manipulate intraday stock or futures data?
>
> I've done some searching but most links seem to link somewhere else?


You can write your own code to do whatever it is you want tailored to your exact need.

Subject: Information for working with financial data?

From: Walter Roberson

Date: 9 Nov, 2010 18:45:40

Message: 3 of 3

On 09/11/10 12:32 PM, Forrest wrote:
> Hello, I am wondering if it is necessary to have access to the financial
> toolbox to process and manipulate intraday stock or futures data?
>
> I've done some searching but most links seem to link somewhere else?

No, you do not *need* that toolbox, if you are prepared to code and
debug and rigorously test all the necessary functionality yourself.

I do not have experience with the relevant sites, and thus do not know
how one connects to them. Possibly the standard urlwrite() function
would be enough to connect to them, or possibly you would need to load
the Matlab File Exchange user contribution "tcpudpip" (I think is its
name) and create appropriate sockets and know the sites command formats
and response formats. I am certain that Mathworks does *not* have an
exclusive license for producing tools for remote connections to the sites.

Thus it comes down to the old question about which is a more lucrative
use of your time: to pay to use something someone already built and
tested, with a time investment just for the learning curve (and whatever
procurement delays you are subject to) -- or do not pay anything to
Mathworks and instead use your time to "do it yourself".

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