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

From: Gregory Warnes <gregory.warnes_at_mac.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 15:33:41 -0400

Hello Ajay,

I'm the author of the gdata package. If you send me a copy of an .XLS file that doesn't work with read.xls(), I'll see about fixing the code.

-Greg

On Mar 7, 2008, at 6:17AM , Ajay Shah wrote:

> 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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