Quandl provides a large number of datasets with financial information, most of it of time series type like currencies, stocks and macroeconomic figures.
In this page you will find a mini tutorial to access this information through your R console in order to run, for instance, regression algorithms for predictive purposes.
A first step will be to get a token pass from Quandl web site. To do so, you will have to sign up for a Quandl account, after that, run this code to store your token pass for future use.
From now on, every time you start your R console, you just have to load the token file and start using Quandl datasets.
Let's search for IT companies stocks
The answer to the previous search will be info related to three most relevant main datasets
Say, for instance that we are interested in the second one, giving stock info of Apple, Google, Microsoft, IBM and AT&T. Let's ask for monthly data from January 2013.
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