[R] is there a Decode HTML function somewhere (similar to URLdecode)?

Tony Breyal tony.breyal at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 24 11:53:12 CEST 2010

(I've just realised that the example above might not be clear when
viewed in a browser)

So just to clarify, I would like to convert HTML entities into the
ASCII equivalent using R, saving the results to a plain text file.

For example:

x <- paste("i", "s", "n", "&", "a", "p", "o", "s", ";", "t", sep = "")

would become the following, when output to the plain text file:

> "isn't"

Thank you again for your time,
Tony Breyal

On 23 June 2010 12:32, Tony B <tony.breyal at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am aware of the URLdecode(..) function and was wondering if there
> was something similar for HTML?
> For example, I would like to convert strings like this:
>> x <- "isn't"
> into this:
>> "isn't"
> Many thanks for your time,
> Tony Breyal
> # O/S: Windows Vista 32 bit
> # R version 2.11.0 (2010-04-22)

Tony Breyal

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