[R] Import from excel 2007

Alberto Monteiro albmont at centroin.com.br
Tue Oct 16 20:52:07 CEST 2007

Scionforbai wrote:
> I just wonder: why should R and its community try to support
> such an awful program, with its protected formats and unmantained
> features/bugs?
By such logic, why should R be ported to Windows? :-)

Short answer: because some of the data you want to use
is writen in Excel by people who only knows how to write
Excel spreadshits, and you want to automate the reading
and interpretation of such data so that you, as a R
user, does not have to use Excel to convert the data to

Alberto Monteiro

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