[R] Assistance converting to R a python function that extracts from an XML file
macqueen1 at llnl.gov
Mon Dec 15 23:21:18 CET 2014
Thank you very much.
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On 12/13/14, 1:06 PM, "Duncan Temple Lang" <dtemplelang at ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> doc = xmlParse(xmlfile)
> xpathSApply(doc, '//Esri/CreaDate | //Esri/CreaTime', xmlValue)
>On 12/13/14, 12:36 PM, MacQueen, Don wrote:
>> I would appreciate assistance doing in R what a colleague has done in
>> python. Unfortunately (for me), I have almost no experience with either
>> python or xml.
>> Within an xml file there is
>> and I need to extract those two values, 20120627 and 07322600
>> Here is the short python function. Even without knowing python, it's
>> conceptually clear what it does. I would like to do the same in R.
>> def readxmldate(xmlfile):
>> tree = ET.parse(xmlfile)
>> root = tree.getroot()
>> for lev1 in root.findall('Esri'):
>> xdate = lev1.find('CreaDate').text
>> xtime = lev1.find('CreaTime').text
>> return xdate, xtime
>> Thanks in advance
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