Re: [R] RODBC Package

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Fri 11 Mar 2005 - 23:33:22 EST

On Fri, 11 Mar 2005, Stephan Freyberger wrote:

> Hello R-Help,
> is there any way of using the RODBC Package on a Mac OS X
> System? If yes, what do I need to get it running. Concerning these
> issues, I am pretty unexperienced, so please state any step
> necessary. The actual problem is accessing data in Excel- files.
> (unfortunately no alternative way of entering the data).
> I already installed the Package, but it says the following:
>> versuch <- odbcConnectExcel("Thermanali-Versuch.xls")

> Error: couldn't find function "odbcConnectExcel"

As the documentation says very clearly, odbcConnectExcel is only available on Windows.

Do you have an Excel ODBC driver? If so, set up a DSN to point it at the file you want and call odbcConnect() with that DSN.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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