[R] Creating an Excel file with multiple spreadsheets

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at comcast.net
Mon Mar 9 23:47:43 CET 2009

I do not believe that anything formal has been done.

Calling the perl script within an R function call would not be overly  
difficult, the key would be to package the perl modules required by  
the script, otherwise the user would have to install these manually  
from CPAN or via an OS specific package management system.

I would also note that I recently posted an updated version of the  
script here:


which generalizes the script to use the updated version of  
Spreadsheet::WriteExcel, overcoming the prior file size limit and also  
better handles UTF-8 encoding, which the prior version did not do  


Marc Schwartz

On Mar 9, 2009, at 5:03 PM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:

> It was from Greg, not me.
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 5:53 PM, Carl Witthoft <carl at witthoft.com>  
> wrote:
>> Just wondering -- the referenced thread at
>>  [1] http://tinyurl.com/aurprr
>> included a comment from Gabor (I think) that some day the gdata  
>> package
>> might include a   'write.xls' based on M Schwartz'  perl script.
>> Any progress there?
>> Carl

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