[R] how to read a web page and extract an html table?

Adi Humbert adrian_humbert at yahoo.com
Tue May 6 16:31:29 CEST 2003

Hello all, 

I want to read a table from a given web page. 

If I do something like
> str="http://www...."      # this is the web address
> aux1 <- url(str,open="rt")# open connection 
> aux2 <- readLines(aux1)   # read web page 
aux2 contains the html file. 

I want to extract the table from the html file. 
Is there a function html2R, the opposite of R2html? 
How should I do this? 


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