[R] quantmod: Error in charToDate(x)

From: Swen Strek <sven.strek_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:24:58 +0200


Hi,
I have following problem when trying to feed an CSV file to quantmod using following command:

> getSymbols("test1",src="csv")

Error in charToDate(x) :
  character string is not in a standard unambiguous format

The sample test1.csv file contents:

Symbol, Date, Open, High, Low, Close, Volume
ABCDATA,2010-06-17,2.47,2.47,2.36,2.36,469299
ABCDATA,2010-06-18,2.38,2.39,2.36,2.38,77306


Before, I tried with a Date field without Date separators:

Symbol, Date, Open, High, Low, Close, Volume
ABCDATA,20100617,2.47,2.47,2.36,2.36,469299
ABCDATA,20100618,2.38,2.39,2.36,2.38,77306

But I ended up with a same Error message.

My question is where am I making mistake? It seems that Date field is not properly handled. How can one properly feed into quantmod OHLC csv file?

I am using Windows edition of R v. 2.13.0

Best wishes to all,
Sven Strek



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