[R] RES: xlsReadWrite package repository for Ubuntu
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Tue Mar 3 15:12:28 CET 2009
There is a recently updated review of the alternatives on the R Wiki:
On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 9:00 AM, Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz at comcast.net> wrote:
> That is fine if you only have one or two R objects to write out to CSV
> files and then read them into Excel. It becomes rapidly tedious as the
> number of objects increases.
> If you go back and read my original post, the incentive for me to write
> the Perl routine was that I had to create an Excel file for clients that
> contained a "large" number of tabs, each tab containing data from an R
> data frame. My clients are on Windows, I have been on Linux.
> In many cases, the number of data frames was >20. Thus, creating that
> number of CSV files, importing each one into a separate tab into a
> single Excel and naming each tab appropriately (in my case, using
> OO.org's Calc) became very tedious.
> The Perl routing automates that process, saving a great deal of time and
> reducing the potential for error.
> on 03/03/2009 07:53 AM Leandro Marino wrote:
>> I think in this case its better use the write.csv. Microsoft Excel reads csv files normally.
>> -----Mensagem original-----
>> De: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] Em nome de Marc Schwartz
>> Enviada em: terça-feira, 3 de março de 2009 10:38
>> Para: reverend33
>> Cc: r-help at r-project.org
>> Assunto: Re: [R] xlsReadWrite package repository for Ubuntu
>> You perhaps missed the key point in Uwe's response, which is that the package is only available under Windows, as it depends upon Windows specific functionality (MS Office API via a third party library which is available for Windows only) to natively read and write Excel files.
>> Thus, there is no package version available for Linux, or OSX for that matter.
>> If you need to read Excel files under Linux, you could look at the
>> read.xls() function in the 'gdata' CRAN package. This package requires that Perl be installed, as it calls a Perl routine (xls2csv) for converting the Excel file to a CSV file, which can then be read into R.
>> If you need to write Excel files under Linux, you can use a Perl routine that I had posted back in 2007:
>> and have updated since then to handle Unicode issues. I am attaching a 2k text file here with the updated routine.
>> Marc Schwartz
>> on 03/03/2009 06:38 AM reverend33 wrote:
>>> I'm sorry, maybe i didn't explain clearly: i'm trying to install
>>> xlsReadWrite on a Linux-type OS (Ubuntu)...
>>> Uwe Ligges-3 wrote:
>>>> reverend33 wrote:
>>>>> I'm trying to install R on Ubuntu.
>>>>> I succeeded at installing the r-recommended package that is present
>>>>> in the synaptics, but i can't find the xlsReadWrite package in the
>>>>> repositories included in my synaptics manager.
>>>>> Does anybody know a liable repository in which this package is present.
>>>> If you consider the CRAN master to be liable, it tells you for
>>>> OS_type: windows
>>>> Moreover it tells you that the package's status for R-devel is "ERROR".
>>>> Uwe Ligges
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