[R] How to parse XML

From: Bos, Roger <roger.bos_at_us.rothschild.com>
Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 11:08:35 -0400


I would like to learn how to parse a mixed text/xml document I downloaded from the sec.gov website (see example below). I would like to parse this to get the value for each xml tag and then access it within R, but I don't know much about xml so I don't even know where to start debugging the errors I am getting in this example code. Can anyone help me get started?

Thanks, Roger

ftp <-
"ftp://anonymous:test@ftp.sec.gov/edgar/data/1317493/0001144204-08-02122 1.txt"
download.file(url=ftp, destfile="test2.txt") xmlTreeParse("test2.txt")


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