[R-pkgs] WriteXLS - New Version 1.8.1

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at me.com
Thu Jun 25 17:26:44 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 will be available as well. There is a transient  
problem at the moment with R-Forge and the build system, so there may  
be delays using R-Forge to get the updated package builds.

Package: WriteXLS

Version: 1.8.1

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 will be the name of the data frame it contains or can  
be specified by the user.

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

License: GPL (>=2)

Changes since version 1.8.0:

The data frames will be written to the Excel file in the order that  
they appear in 'x'. Note that this is a change in the default  
behavior, where due to Perl's file globbing, they would previously  
have been written in alpha sort order. The prior default behavior  
could result in a mis-match between the data frames written to the  
Excel worksheets and the user specified worksheet names as indicated  
in the 'SheetNames' argument (added recently in version 1.7.1), if  

As a result of the above change, File::Glob is no longer used and has  
been removed as a required Perl module for the package. References to  
File::Glob have been removed from the testPerl() function and all  
supporting files.

The INSTALL file has been copied to the 'inst' package folder, so that  
it is installed in the main package directory. It will therefore be  
available both on the CRAN mirror page for the package and on the  
user's system as referenced in the help files.

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