Re: [R] read data from pdf file

From: Thomas Schönhoff <tschoenhoff_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat 22 Oct 2005 - 05:56:03 EST

Hello again,

2005/10/21, Thomas Schönhoff <tschoenhoff@gmail.com>:
> 2005/10/21, Ted Harding <Ted.Harding@nessie.mcc.ac.uk>:
> > On 21-Oct-05 Marco Venanzi wrote:
> > > Hi, I'm trying to read data from a PDF file.Is it possible to do it
> > > with R? Thanks, Marco

> Hmm, if this doesn't work you should have a look to pdftolpe, which is
> assumed to convert aribitrary PDF files to some LPE readable format.
> LPE is a lightweight programmer's editor, that should be able save the
> converted file into txt format.
>
> I never used this myself, though. In case you are running Windows my
> reply might not be of much help, sorry for that!

I've to correct myself: its pdftoipe, and ipe (I missed before that is was IPE instead of LPE) is a graphical editor for drawing graphs in PS and PDF. It can save files in XML but has problems to read in PDF created by other programs according to its website: http://ipe.compgeom.org/.

Thomas



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