Reading Excel data is easy with JGR and XLConnect

October 30, 2011

(This article was first published on Fells Stats » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Despite the fact that Excel is the most widespread application for data manipulation and (perhaps) analysis, R’s support for the xls and xlsx file formats has left a lot to be desired. Fortunately, the XLConnect package has been created to fill this void, and now JGR 1.7-8 includes integration with XLConnect package to load .xls and .xlsx documents into R.

Not fancy, but very useful.

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