Re: [R] Is there a working XML parser for the windows R Version 2.0.1

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed 13 Jul 2005 - 23:30:06 EST

On 7/13/05, Soren Wilkening <wilkening@censix.com> wrote:
> Dear all
>
> the regular XML package does not work correctly with the R 2.0.1 windows
> version.
> Can anybody indicate a suitable alternative ?
> I need to dynamically read, parse and process a HTML table in R that is
> available at a certain url.

Is this a one-time transfer or does the information change and you have to do it completely automatically on a repeated basis?

In the first case, select the table, copy it to the clipboard, paste it into Excel and then transfer it to R from there.

In the second case you could use RDCOMClient or rcom packages to get it via Internet Explorer -- although that would be more involved and, in particular, requires that you learn the IE COM interface. There may or may not be some discussion in the rcom list archives:

   http://mailman.csd.univie.ac.at/pipermail/rcom-l/ on this approach.



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