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

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Tue May 6 19:04:24 CEST 2003

On Tue, 6 May 2003 12:01:42 -0400, you wrote in message
<07AC3439-7FDC-11D7-90EC-00306579408C at syr.edu>:

>Speaking of perl - Does anyone know if there is a standard way to use 
>perl scripts from within R - I guess one can call them as one does from 
>the commandline.  Is it possible to program R modules in perl (or would 
>the cpan dependancies kill us?)

I don't know the answers to those questions, but wanted to point out
that most users of R on Windows won't have Perl installed, so if you
do this, you should at least give them instructions on where to find
it (like those in the readme.packages, "available via

Duncan Murdoch

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