Re: [R] read data from pdf file

From: paul sorenson (sosman) <sourceforge_at_metrak.com>
Date: Sun 23 Oct 2005 - 09:12:00 EST

Marco Venanzi wrote:
> Hi, I'm trying to read data from a PDF file.Is it possible to do it
> with R? Thanks, Marco [[alternative HTML version deleted]]

Ghostview has at least one method for extracting the text from a PDF document. In particular Text|Extract allows you to select pages for extraction. This may or may not give the same result as pdftotext because I think that is ghostscript based.

Your mileage may vary when extracting tables from a PDF.

cheers



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