[R] Importing an Excel file

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Thu Jul 8 10:03:53 CEST 2004

Vito Ricci wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to use read.xls() function to import Excel
> data, but I've this error:
> Error in system(cmd, intern = !verbose) : perl not
> found
> R is running under Win2000;
> This function works translating the named Microsoft
> Excel file into a temporary .csv file, using Greg
> Warnes' xls2csv perl script (installed as part of the
> gregmisc package).
> What happens?

You already told us that there is a perl script, and the error message 
says that perl has not been found.
So what about installing perl and adding it to your path?

Uwe Ligges

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