[R] read.xls question

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 10:51:59 CET 2009

There are two read.xls functions: one is in gdata and one is in
xlsReadWrite packages and neither is unreliable.   You've simply
not loaded the package.  There is more info here and interfacing
to Excel:

You should read the Introduction manual and see ?library for loading
a package.

On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 11:27 PM, Mathew, Abraham T <amathew at ku.edu> wrote:
> I'm an R newbie and had a question about the read.xls function. I've heard that this is often not a reliable function to use for importing data. However, I have created numerous xls files which contain information about voter turnout and macroeconomic indicators in India. I'm writing a paper on the relationship between economic growth and voter turnout.
> This is the command I use:
> data <- read.xls("India.xls", header=TRUE)
> I get the following error message:
> Error: could not find function "read.xls"
> Anyone have ideas?
> Thanks,
> Abraham
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