[R-SIG-Mac] OS X, ROBDC & Excel

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Mon Jan 9 15:49:30 CET 2006

On Jan 9, 2006, at 3:44 AM, Kyösti Kurikka wrote:

> Hi!
> In Windows it is possible to import data from Excel sheet using
> odbcConnectExcel()-function in
> [...]
> If this is the case, what should I use as the connection-argument?
> Does OS X provide the ODBC-drivers (I am running 10.3.9 with the  
> development tools installed) needed or am I supposed to download  
> and install them by myself?

AFAIR OS X does not provide Excel-ODBC drivers (Excel is not part of  
the OS) and Microsoft doesn't, either. However, Actual Technologies do:
I used only their database ODBC drivers, so I don't know about the  
Office one, but it's supposed to work well.


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