[R] XML Packge for Windows XP and R 2.12.

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Apr 18 13:45:00 CEST 2011

On Mon, 18 Apr 2011, kschaber at rzg.mpg.de wrote:

> Hello,
> I am looking for the XML Package for Windows or any package, which would
> enable me to use the function "xmlTreeParse". In a thread dating from
> 2001, the same question is raised:

Wow, a deacde ago!

Why don't you simply use your menus to install the binary version: 
that will work (but note that the posting guide asked you to update 
your R *before* posting).

>>> Griffith Feeney wrote:
>>> Has anyone gotten the XML package (R News 1-1:24) with R running on
> Windows
>>> (95 or 98 or 2000)? I've looked at the omegahat, expat and libxml web
>>> pages, looks like compiling from source (of which I have little
> experience)
>>> will be necessary. I'm wondering how difficult it might prove to be. Any
>>> suggestions would be appreciated.
>> A windows binary version is available at
>> http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib
>> Uwe Ligges
> As for Feeney compiling from source is not a preferable option for me, as
> I have no experience on that. In the link provided by Uwe Ligges, I could
> not locate the file I am looking for (xml.** zip).
> Thanks a lot for your help,
> Katrin Schaber
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