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Re: Using Mathematica to Grab RSS Feeds

Please note that if the rss feed is version 2.01 or earlier Mathematica
version 7 has been supporting direct Import and conversion to NoteBook

The following will open a new Notebook with the ability to refresh
Import["";, {"RSS", 

The following will return a Notebook symbol with Cell data
Import["";, "RSS" ]
At which point the pattern matching would not be based on "XML" but
Mathematica Notebook structure.

See more information on ref/format/RSS


-----Original Message-----
From: Gregory Lypny [mailto:gregory.lypny at] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 1:09 AM
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg116303] [mg116264] Re: Using Mathematica to Grab RSS Feeds

Hi Sjoerd,

Thank you for your tips!  This is exactly the type of thing that I need 
to get me going.  I figured Import was the thing to use, but I'm still 
a bit green on specifying patterns for Cases.  Your example here will 
give me a good start.

Thanks again,

Gregory Lypny

On Tue, Feb 8, 2011, at 7:56 AM, Sjoerd C. de Vries wrote:

> Never done this, but Import may be your tool of  choice:
> xmlIn = Import["";,
> "XML" ]
> get descriptions:
> Cases[xmlIn,
> XMLElement["description", {}, {desc___}] -> desc, Infinity]
> get links:
> Cases[xmlIn, XMLElement["link", {}, {desc___}] -> desc, Infinity]
> etc.
> Cheers -- Sjoerd
> On Feb 8, 11:03 am, Gregory Lypny < at> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> Wondering if anyone has used Mathematica to grab RSS feeds and curate
them in some sort of a database for later analysis.  Any tips on how this
might be done?
>> Regards,
>> Gregory Lypny

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