[R] read.xlsx function crashing R Studio

jim holtman jholtman at gmail.com
Mon Aug 22 12:54:38 CEST 2016

try the openxlsx package

Jim Holtman
Data Munger Guru

What is the problem that you are trying to solve?
Tell me what you want to do, not how you want to do it.

On Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 1:30 PM, Kevin Kowitski <k.kowitski at icloud.com>

> Hey everyone,
>    I have used read.xlsx in the past rather than XLConnect for importing
> Excel data to R.  However, I have been finding now that the read.xlsx
> function has been causing my R studio to Time out.  I thought it might be
> because the R studio I had was out of date so I installed R studio X64
> 3.3.1 and reinstalled the xlsx package but it is still failing.  I have
> been trying to use XLConnect in it's place which has been working, excpet
> that I am running into memory error:
>               Error: OutOfMemoryError (Java): GC overhead limit exceeded
> I did some online searching and found an option to increase memory:
>               "options(java.parameters = "-Xmx4g" )
> but it resulted in this new memory Error:
>              Error: OutOfMemoryError (Java): Java heap space
> Can anyone provide me with some help on getting the read.xlsx function
> working?
> -Kevin
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