[R-pkgs] WriteXLS - New Version 1.8.0

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at me.com
Wed Jun 17 16:00:55 CEST 2009

The updated package has been submitted to CRAN and will propagate to  
mirrors over the next day or so.

It is maintained on R-Forge at http://r-forge.r-project.org/projects/writexls 
, where downloads are available as well.

Package: WriteXLS

Version: 1.8.0

Description: Cross-platform perl based R function to create Excel (XLS)
files from one or more data frames. Each data frame will be written to a
separate named worksheet in the Excel spreadsheet. The worksheet name  
be the name of the data frame it contains or can be specified by the  

Author(s): Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz at me.com>
Maintainer: Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz at me.com>

License: GPL (>=2)

Changes since version 1.7.1:

Added a new argument "Encoding" to WriteXLS(). The argument enables the
proper decoding of data in the package's WriteXLS.pl Perl script for
either "UTF-8" (default) or "latin1" character sets. Previously only
UTF-8 was supported. This is modeled after the Encoding() R function.

Thanks to Robert Burns for reporting the problem and testing the fix.

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