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I would like to get large datasets, such as arena rankings (really, whatever Blizzard offers). Then, I would like to put the in SPSS and analyze them. So here are the steps I think:
1) Use web browser to get a JSON string (using API)
2) Turn JSON string into XML doc
3) Turn XML into Excel doc
4) Open in SPSS
I'm having trouble with the first two steps. Is there an easier way?
Oh goodness...thank you for the link. However, I'm a research and not a computer scientists. I really do not understand what that website is instructing me to do. I'll keep at it and maybe it will click after a few reads.
ok this is what i got ...
download the lib...
include it like in ther example...
then the magic.. arena lader example
your json call here
and it saves it all in an xls file :) hope thats a help....
this script formats the info into a excel book format and saves the excel file to the server for you to download this is just an example of what you can do to make the file you can make the page when rendering is finished to prompt you to download the file if you wanted
What other import formats can you use? If you are doing an analysis that will produce some interesting results, feel free to PM me on mmo-champion or our IRC channel. I would wager that I have the largest set of up to date profiles of level 85 characters and might be able to help you get data if you are producing something interesting / useful.
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