[Rd] Excel files-suggested manual addition

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jan 17 22:53:38 CET 2005

What does it convert them to that is useful for R import?

Perhaps you could submit a manual patch making that clear.

On Mon, 17 Jan 2005, Nicholas Lewin-Koh wrote:

> Hi,
> I had some excel files that I needed to read into R, there were alot so
> I didn't want to
> do them by hand in gnumeric. I tried all the recommendations in the data
> import/export manuals, including RODBC,
> and for some reason they all failed on these files. Then I stumbled on
> ssconvert, a script that wraps
> all gnumerics converters, see
> http://www.gnome.org/projects/gnumeric/doc/sect-files-ssconvert.html. I
> would
> suggest adding ssconvert to the import/export manual as an option for
> excel files. It seems to be very robust.

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