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Aide de Scilab >> Gestion des fichiers XML > xmlAsNumber


Convert the result of a XPath query into a row of numbers

Calling Sequence

nums = xmlAsNumber(xp)



xp, a XML mlist typed XMLSet or XMLList


nums, a single row of doubles


The result of a XPath query or the chidren of a node can be a set of XMLElements which contains numbers, so the aim of this function is to convert the contents of each nodes into a double.


doc = xmlReadStr("<root><a>12</a><a>13</a><a>1.2345678</a><a>45e3</a><a>.23E-2</a></root>");

// Retrieve the content of the nodes with name equal to "a"
xp = xmlXPath(doc, "//a/text()");

// convert the result into doubles
data = xmlAsNumber(xp)


See Also

  • xmlXPath — Make a XPath query on a XML document
  • xmlAsText — Convert the result of a XPath query into a row of strings
  • xmlName — Retrieve the name of the elements.


5.4.0 XML module introduced.
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