[R] Re ad From EXCEL

ermimi ermimi_ at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 20 17:51:26 CEST 2008

Thank you Erich for you information, I will continue investigating about as
read data from excel.

Erich Neuwirth wrote:
> To transfer data from Excel to R you have a least 3 options.
> RODBC is platform-independent. You can use it to read Excel files
> on any platform where you have an ODBC driver for Excel installed.
> xlsReadWrite is available only on Windows. It has a function read.xls
> which reads data from Excel worksheets into data frames or matrices.
> It does not need Excel installed.
> RExcel (available through package RExcelInstaller on CRAN)
> needs Excel. Among other things, it allows you to select
> a range in Excel and transfer it into R through operations
> available on additional Excel menus. RExcel not only allows data 
> transfer, it also allows you to use R function in Excel macros and even
> in Excel worksheet functions.
> RExcel (and related software) has its own website at
> http://rcom.univie.ac.at. It also has its own mailing list
> which can be reached through this website.
> ermimi wrote:
>> Hello!!!
>> I have been read a much about as read data from Excel File, but I haven´t
>> found the necesary information to read the data.
>> Now, I can create a channel :  channel <- odbcConnectExcel("file.xls")
>> but I
>> don´t know as read the data??
>> I hope that you could help me. Thank you very much.
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