[R] spreadsheet data import

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Fri Apr 26 14:01:02 CEST 2002

Tomás Revilla wrote:
> Hi colleages!
> I want to import data from ms-excel and other spreadsheet formats (lotus, etc). Does exist any way to do it within
> R? The main problem is that many spreadsheet data use comma as decimal separator and not the point as needed in R
> (and many software for Linux), so importing data first as a tab separated values does not solve this problem.

What about 
 read.table(..., dec=",")
as mentioned in ?read.table ?

Uwe Ligges
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