[R] Reading a web page in pdf format
csardi at rmki.kfki.hu
Wed May 9 17:16:05 CEST 2007
this isn't really an R problem, you need a tool to extract text from a
PDF document. I've tried pdftotext from the xpdf bundle, and it worked
fine for the file you linked. In my Ubuntu Linux it is in the
xpdf-utils package, search to xpdf to find out whether it is available
on windows if you use windows.
If you want to call it from R you can use the 'system' function.
There may be other, better method i'm unaware of, of course.
On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 03:47:59PM +0100, Vittorio wrote:
> Each day the daily balance in the following link
> I would like to set up an R procedure to be run daily in a
> server able to read the figures in a couple of lines only
> ("Industriale" and "Termoelettrico", towards the end of the balance)
> and put the data in a table.
> Is that possible? If yes, what R-packages
> should I use?
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> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
Csardi Gabor <csardi at rmki.kfki.hu> MTA RMKI, ELTE TTK
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