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Help With Online Table Scraperby jdlev (Scribe)
|on Mar 02, 2011 at 04:40 UTC||Need Help??|
jdlev has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
It's been a while since I programmed in perl, so please try to be fairly elementary in your explanations :)
I've been trying to extra data from the key statistics page of yahoo. Basically, I'm looking to create a custom stock screener. In order to do that, I've got to pull information from finance.yahoo.com. The key statistics has a lot of info in it I'm interested in that doesn't appear in normal screeners.
I've tried both HTML::TableExtract & HTML::TableExtractor to no avail. Looking at their setup is like trying to read french.
Here's my code so far
my $p = new HTML::TableExtract( depth => 0, count=>0, gridmap =>0 );
Thanks for helping to get me on the right track!
I love it when a program comes together - jdhannibal