Bookmark and Share

Notice: On March 31, it was announced that Statalist is moving from an email list to a forum. The old list will shut down at the end of May, and its replacement, statalist.org is already up and running.


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: st: reading HTML source in Chinese but get a messy code


From   Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: reading HTML source in Chinese but get a messy code
Date   Thu, 6 Jun 2013 14:36:48 -0400

Chuntao,

adding to Nick's comments, you don't have to parse HTML code yourself
as this is a pretty standard task. For your purposes the following
should yield a pretty clean file:
http://html2text.theinfo.org/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fqq.ico.la%2Fqq459322466.html

where you supply your URL as a parameter.

Best, Sergiy Radyakin


On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 12:58 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> If a file contains junk in lines 1 to 31, don't skip lines 1 to 34!
>
> A more fundamental point is that this is HTML:
>
> 1. So, lines will necessarily include HTML markup code in many if not
> all lines. You will need to strip those too, or interpret them.
>
> 2. Mark-up code won't necessarily be interpretable if you ignore previous lines.
>
> In this particular case, there are many references to yet other files,
> perhaps not of concern to you.
>
> I can't read Chinese, so that is far as I go.
>
> Nick
> njcoxstata@gmail.com
>
>
> On 6 June 2013 14:36, Li Chuntao (Tony) <leechtcn@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Listers,
>>
>>        I want to import the following HTML source files:
>>
>>         http://qq.ico.la/qq459322466.html
>>
>>         The source file contains some information in Chinese, which is
>> located in line 32 to 73.
>>
>>          i tried to import the information by using the following code:
>>
>> clear all
>> set obs 500
>> copy  "http://qq.ico.la/qq459322466.html"; d:\qq.txt, replace
>>
>> mata:
>>         fh = fopen("d:\qq.txt", "r")
>>         for(i=1; i<=34; i++) {
>>         junk=fget(fh)
>>         }
>>         for(i=; i<=20; i++) {
>>         junk=fget(fh)
>>         junk
>>         }
>>
>> end
>>
>> but the result data in memory is only a messy.
>>
>> Similar code has been used for other webpage, thanks to Prof. Kit
>> Baum, as can be seen following:
>>
>> clear all
>> set obs 500
>> local stkcd="000002"
>> gen str20 date="2012.12.31"
>> copy "http://stockdata.stock.hexun.com/2008/lr.aspx?stockid=`stkcd'&accountdate=2012.12.31"
>>  d:\date.txt, replace
>> mata:
>>         fh = fopen("d:\date.txt", "r")
>>         for(i=1; i<=444; i++) {
>>         junk=fget(fh)
>>         }
>>
>> Can someone familiar with Chinese encoding give me some hits?
>>
>> Best
>>
>> Chuntao
>> *
>> *   For searches and help try:
>> *   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
>> *   http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/
>> *   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/
> *
> *   For searches and help try:
> *   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
> *   http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/
> *   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/
*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
*   http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/


© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   Site index