[R] Error when writing to Excel files using the packages xlsx and xlsx2

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Wed Jul 13 17:49:23 CEST 2011

On Jul 13, 2011, at 9:14 AM, syrvn wrote:

> Hi,
> thanks for this web page!

Grothendieck had offered:
There are quite a few approaches listed here:

> We decided to go for XLConnect because it can read and write xlsx  
> sheets.
> With that package we get the same error message (see above) as with  
> the xlsx
> package.

There is no "above" in you current message. Most of us are _not_ using  
Nabble to read r-help postings.
> After that error we even end up with a corrupted excel spread sheet.  
> We are
> not able
> to open it any longer.
> Because both packages use java as an interface we may conclude it is  
> not an
> error in
> the package itself but with java.
> Any other advices?

Surely using two packages does not exhaust the advice on that page.

(... which you did not provide as context  ... what fraction of Nabble  
users _ever_ read the Posting Guide?)

In particular: The xls.write function in gdata uses Perl.


David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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