Stock Portfolio project starting

Mark Smith mark at maseurope.net
Sat Dec 10 10:45:20 CST 2005


Dennis, I have a very rough stack that downloads quotes from  
yahoo...it's ugly, but it works reasonably well. If it might be  
helpful, I'd be happy to email it over to you, even though I'm a  
little embarassed at how rough it is...

Mark

On 10 Dec 2005, at 16:24, Dennis Brown wrote:

> I have just decided that I need to write a stock portfolio  
> reporting program in DreamCard.  Every canned program I have tried,  
> does not show my portfolio in a way that is useful to me for making  
> certain decisions.  I end up with several spreadsheets that I am  
> hand updating every day --not the kind of thing a Rev programmer  
> should have to put up with!
>
> This will involve a new area of learning for me --I need to find a  
> way to download realtime quotes from the internet every 5 minutes.   
> Does anyone have any experience doing this, and can I get a few  
> pointers about how to start to tackle it?
>
> I also need to be able to run this stack at the same time I am  
> running the DreamCard IDE.  I know that if I am running DC Player  
> at the same time as DC IDE, the two interfere in some ways.  I was  
> wondering if the StackRunner program also interferes with DC IDE if  
> both are running?
>
> I am doing this program for my own use (as opposed to for someone  
> else).  Therefore, I am open to sharing my results as an example.
>
> As always, any help is appreciated.
> Dennis
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