Re: [R] Reading data from xls..........please help

From: Christofer Bogaso <bogaso.christofer_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 01:44:33 +0530

Thanks for your reply. Possibly I donot have perl. I am not sure although. How I can find whether I have it? If I dont have it then where can I download it from?

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 12:57 AM, Barry Rowlingson < b.rowlingson_at_lancaster.ac.uk> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 7:29 PM, Christofer Bogaso
> <bogaso.christofer_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > Can anyone help me how to read xls file into R. I have tried following
> >
> > library(gdata)
> > xlsfile <- file.path(.path.package('gdata'),'xls','iris.xls')
> > read.xls(xlsfile)
> >
> > I got following error:
> > Converting xls file to csv file... Error in system(cmd, intern =
> !verbose) :
> > perl not found
> > Error in file.exists(tfn) : invalid 'file' argument
> >
> > Question *1) What is the way to get it working?*
>
> Works for me on an Ubuntu 9.10 with R 2.10.1, so swapping your OS and
> R version to that will get it working... What OS/R are you on?
>
> Note it says 'perl not found'. That's because it hasn't found perl.
> Do you have perl on your system? Do you need to specify the path to
> perl, as in the examples for Windows in help(read.xls)?
>
> Barry
>

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