[R] Reading microsoft .xls format and openoffice OpenDocument files

From: Ajay Shah <ajayshah_at_mayin.org>
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2008 16:47:59 +0530

  1. I have used gdata::read.xls() with much happiness. But every now and then it breaks. I have not, as yet, been able to construct a mental model about the class of .xls files for which it works. Does someone have a simple rule for predicting the circumstances under which it will work?
  2. Just like there is a read.xls(), it'd be great if we have a read.ods() which directly reads files from openoffice. This should be easier than grokking Microsoft formats given that openoffice is gpl. I hunted a bit and couldn't find any. Does someone know how we might approach this?

   Am I correct in thinking that our goal is reading OpenDocument    files (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenDocument) ?

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