[R] XLConnect readWorksheet comma decimal sign

PIKAL Petr petr.pikal at precheza.cz
Mon Nov 25 11:29:08 CET 2013


Either change comma to dot in Excel (but sometimes Excel is rather reluctant to accept such changes).

Or change commaa to dot in R which probably can be easily done by gsub command

Or read data with option dec=",". I do not know XLConnect but in read.table it is optional parameter and maybe it is also readWorksheet.


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> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of Knut Krueger
> Sent: Monday, November 25, 2013 10:11 AM
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> Subject: [R] XLConnect readWorksheet comma decimal sign
> Hi to all,
> how can I read exel files where the decimal sign is comma instead dot.
> I get the data as ascii and when converting "3,5" with as.numeric the
> 3,5 will be converted to NA
> Kind Regards Knut
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