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Topic: Input/Output data on/from internet in matlab
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Re: Input/Output data on/from internet in matlab
Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:41 AM
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Steven_Lord <slord@mathworks.com> wrote:
> "Kainat Ali" <kainat.ali21@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:f97c9dbc-fcfc-43d3-ad49-e4cc4eab224f@googlegroups.com...

>> So I tried this:
>> str=urlread('https://www.google.com')
>> It works fine for this. But when I try this:
>> str=urlread('https://www.google.com/search?q=[rice]')
>> It gives me
>> ??? Error using ==> urlread at 108
>> Error downloading URL.

> Does that URL work when you paste it into your browser?
> Does a different URL (say http://www.mathworks.com) work?
> Have you asked Google for permission to do this type of querying? If you're
> querying for many terms over a short period of time, Google may consider you
> to be in violation of the terms and services and it may have taken action in
> that case:
> https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/
> "Don't misuse our Services. For example, don't interfere with our Services
> or try to access them using a method other than the interface and the
> instructions that we provide. You may use our Services only as permitted by
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Note that Google does provide a 'Custom Search API' which is free up to
100 queries a day:


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