[EpiData-list] Reading the new XML files into R

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Sun Jun 12 09:44:50 CDT 2011


David,

I have just come across  Xpath  http://www.w3schools.com/xpath/default.asp

Along with questions in stack overlfow which "suggests"  you can use Xpath
with XML in R to directly query an XML database without importing.

e.g.
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3876571/how-can-i-use-xpath-querying-using-rs-xml-library
 and
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4870207/xpath-within-r-using-xml-package


I admit I don't really follow it, but thought I should pass it on in case it
was useful.

Graham


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