[R-SIG-Mac] Missing perl
weigand.stephen at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 18:14:09 CEST 2007
On 4/24/07, Dick De Veaux <deveaux at williams.edu> wrote:
> I had found the function
> read.xls() in library gdata very useful, until one day I received the
> > filename=file.choose()
> > read.xls(filename)
> Error in system(cmd, intern = !verbose) : perl not found
> Any clues as to how perl suddenly could disappear?
> I don't remember changing anything...
> (I can figure out many workarounds to reading Excel files, but I'm curious
> as to how this happened).
> Dick De Veaux
I'm a big fan of read.xls, too.
perl might not be in your path any longer. You can test this within R with
If you can find it on your system, (try system("whereis perl")) you
can add it to your path or pass the full command to read.xls with
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