Basic XML to nested Array

Hey,

I’ve been having some trouble getting to grips with the various XML
libraries, I just want to put together a ruby script that will convert a
basic XML file into a nested array then just output that array to the
console.

The XML looks like this:


1018.550659
558.138367
102.505821


1013.557495
560.874878
107.041840


1008.563049
563.611267
111.577576




1030.809204
551.722961
86.581741


1027.500854
553.190613
95.061058

and I want to make it this:
[[[1018.550659],[558.138367],[102.505821]],[[1013.557495],[560.874878],[107.041840]],[[1008.563049],[563.611267],[111.577576]]],[[[1030.809204],[551.722961],[86.581741]],[[1027.500854],[553.190613],[95.061058]]]

Anyone know the best way to go about this?

Thanks very much!

Hi,

2009/8/6 James J. [email protected]:

   1018.550659
   563.611267
   1027.500854
   553.190613
   95.061058
Â

and I want to make it this:
[[[1018.550659],[558.138367],[102.505821]],[[1013.557495],[560.874878],[107.041840]],[[1008.563049],[563.611267],[111.577576]]],[[[1030.809204],[551.722961],[86.581741]],[[1027.500854],[553.190613],[95.061058]]]

Anyone know the best way to go about this?

Your xml file is missing the root element.
If your xml file is ‘a.xml’, you can do something like this:

require ‘rexml/document’
doc = REXML::Document.new(""+File.read(“a.xml”)+"")
res = doc.elements.to_a("//").map{|e1|
e1.elements.to_a.map{|e2|e2.elements.to_a.map{|e3|e3.text}}
}
p res

Regards,

Park H.

Yeah the program outputting this stuff doesn’t add a root element so
great tip there, it worked perfectly thanks Heesob!

require ‘rexml/document’
doc = REXML::Document.new(""+File.read(“a.xml”)+"")
res = doc.elements.to_a("//").map{|e1|
e1.elements.to_a.map{|e2|e2.elements.to_a.map{|e3|e3.text}}
}
p res

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