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reading options data from Google Finance #148

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gliptak opened this issue Dec 16, 2015 · 6 comments

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@gliptak gliptak commented Dec 16, 2015

In pandas-dev/pandas#5404 we discussed a possible use of PhantomJS for this parsing. Would this extra dependency be acceptable under the pandas-datareader umbrella? Thanks

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@davidastephens davidastephens commented Dec 16, 2015

We could make it an optional dependency for downloading google finance options data. I use PhantomJS for other webscraping that I do, although its somewhat harder to install (no pip / distutils installation).

Is there any reason why we'd want to do this instead of just using Yahoo?

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@gliptak gliptak commented Dec 16, 2015

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@gliptak gliptak commented Dec 16, 2015

In addition, PhantomJS removed Python support, so now http://jeanphix.me/Ghost.py/ is the recommended engine ...

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@davidastephens davidastephens commented Dec 16, 2015

JSON download looks good - that should be an easy add.

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@gliptak gliptak commented Feb 28, 2016

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