Hi everyone. I’m completely new to
Ruby, I typically use R for my projects. I am interested in testing Ruby’s google finance API (GitHub - dblock/google-finance-ruby-client: Google Finance web API ruby client with support for retrieving stock quotes and historical prices.) to pull data, however I’d like to do it from within R. Hoping to find some advice from someone that perhaps has experience in using R and Ruby (together) who would have an idea of how I can integrate the two
Here is a basic script from the documentation that I’m hoping to run in order to create a dataframe within R. Is it the correct procedure to use
gem install to download the package, then
require to load it into a session? (This just might be my thinking from R, seeing as one would typically use
install.packages() and then
library() to achieve the same effect.
If anyone can assist on how to implement this in R (either through a shell or from an RMarkdown file, I’d appreciate it!
# Install the API gem install google-finance-ruby-client # Load the API require 'google-finance-ruby-client' # Create dataframe of Microsoft Stock Price Time Series data prices = GoogleFinance::History.get('MSFT', start_date: Date.parse('2016-01-03'), end_date: Date.parse('2016-01-10'))