is there a libre version of google finance

Google docs spreadsheet has a function: "googlefinance("ticker symbol")
to get the value of stocks.  Does LibreOffice Calc have an equivalent function?
dwcroninAsked:
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ltlbearand3Commented:
There is not a built in function.  You would have to either write you own macro to do this, which I can help with if needed.  However, the easiest way would be to install the GETQUOTE Extension - http://getquote-tedsoft.blogspot.com/.  Once you have it installed use the function button (Fx) and then pick GETQUOTE  and follow the prompts.  Make sure you put ticker symbol in quote marks. ie "IBM"

-Bear
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dwcroninAuthor Commented:
Bear: Would you please help me write a macro for libreoffice calc?  I had a job programming for 6 or 7 years but it was in C/C++/VB/Rapid in Windows.  I know nothing about Python (I think that's what the macros are in) but would like to learn. I'm interested in the stocks: VTTVX and SGENX.
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ltlbearand3Commented:
Sure I can help you learn.  First I need to understand why you don't want to use the extension as it does the work for us.  Also, the code will actually be in Libre Office's version of basic.  It can take code in Python, but I don't code in Python and could not help you there.
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dwcroninAuthor Commented:
The extension sounds fine.  I only mentioned python because I thought that was the language we'd have to use.  I don't know what ability extensions give and I didn't want to lowball the expected effort.  If I don't have to learn ANOTHER damn language that's great.  I will look at the extension more closely today.
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dwcroninAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much Bear.  I installed the extension GetQuote and it works perfectly.  I'll go make my money spreadsheet and try to figure out how to write extensions if I get REALLY courageous/bored.
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