Using Matlab, I am attempting to download personal files from the website that needs you to definitely login first. The file I am attempting to download is here (http://www.standardandpoors.com/prot/spf/paperwork/indices/SPUSA-500-USDUF--P-US-L--Ingredients.xls)

I am speculating this requires snacks and hacking in to the java code within the urlwrite function. Has anybody carried this out or does anybody have applying for grants the way i get began? Can there be some standard method to login and obtain a cookie, after which pass the cookie back with future demands?

I'd think system, instead of tool. To be sure with Alex - Perl to download, maybe Pentaho/Kettle to parse/process. Particularly if you are likely to do much more of this.