[R] Importing an Excel file

From: Vito Ricci <vito_ricci_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Thu 08 Jul 2004 - 17:15:15 EST

I use very much Excel in my job and often I've to read Excel data in R. Usually I save Excel file as a .txt file and then I read it in R with read.table().

I find really interesting the suggest of using the function read.xls() in the 'gregmisc' package.

I work also with R in Excel sheets by
R-Com/R-Interface (see:

It has several limits, but for some analysis is helpfull.

Vito Ricci

Park, Kyong H Mr. RDECOM kyong.ho.park at us.army.mil Wed Jul 7 20:21:42 CEST 2004

Hello, R users,
I am a very beginner of R and tried read.csv to import an excel file after
saving an excel file as csv. But it added alternating rows of fictitious NA
values after row number 16. When I applied read.delim, there were trailing
several commas at the end of each row after row number 16 instead of NA
values. Appreciate your help.


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