Re: [Rd] Excel files-suggested manual addition

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Tue 18 Jan 2005 - 08:53:38 EST

What does it convert them to that is useful for R import?

Perhaps you could submit a manual patch making that clear.

On Mon, 17 Jan 2005, Nicholas Lewin-Koh wrote:

> Hi,
> I had some excel files that I needed to read into R, there were alot so
> I didn't want to
> do them by hand in gnumeric. I tried all the recommendations in the data
> import/export manuals, including RODBC,
> and for some reason they all failed on these files. Then I stumbled on
> ssconvert, a script that wraps
> all gnumerics converters, see
> I
> would
> suggest adding ssconvert to the import/export manual as an option for
> excel files. It seems to be very robust.

Brian D. Ripley,        
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