Scala FAQ: How do I load an XML file in Scala? (How do I open and read an XML file in Scala?)
I demonstrated this in my earlier Scala XML - Searching XMLNS namespaces, XPath tutorial, but you can load an XML file in Scala like this:
import scala.xml.XML val xml = XML.loadFile("/Users/al/Projects/Scala/yahoo-weather.xml")
Once you've loaded the file contents like that, you can manipulate them as desired, such as searching the XML using XPath constructs like this:
val temp = (xml \\ "channel" \\ "item" \ "condition" \ "@temp") text
In summary, if you need to load an XML file in Scala, I hope this has been helpful.