[R] XML to data frame or list

Barry Rowlingson B.Rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Fri Mar 11 16:06:18 CET 2005

Gabor Grothendieck wrote:

> You could check out the ctv package that was recently announced.
> It uses XML so its source would provide an example.
> If its a one-time operation, Excel reads XML and you could then
> use one of the many Excel to R possibilities.

  For an xml file like this:

<?xml version="1.0"?>

its a one-liner with the XML package (library(XML)):

xmlReadSimple <-

add an lapply(...,as.numeric) for conversion to numbers.



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