[R] Failed install of package xlsReadWrite

Hans-Peter Suter gchappi at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 15:34:19 CET 2010

2010/2/11  <david.luckett at industry.nsw.gov.au>:
> Does anyone have a work-around for a failed installation of this package?
>> library(xlsReadWrite)
> xls.getshlib()
> However, the xls.getshlib() command fails with this error:

(For the record) It probably was a corporate firewall problem.

Apart from info on www.swissr.org (thanks for pointing this out) you
can always download the file directly. The full listing is here:

Direct links to the current (R2.10.x/1.5.1 pkg) version, either:
- download the zipped dll:
and manually replace xlsReadWrite.dll (in e.g.
'C:\Programme\R\R-2.10.1\library\xlsReadWrite\libs') or
- download the full package:
and re-install.

Note: 0.0.0-versions are development versions. They will be updated
when there is something 'fixworthy' while a new official version is
'in wait mode'. Currently 0.0.0 fixes a bug with non-absolute file
paths in 1.5.1.


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