[R] Is it possible to create highly customized report in *.xls format by using R/S+?
ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 01:27:38 CEST 2005
Here is an example where R is the client and Excel is the server
so that R is issuing commands to Excel. This example uses the
RDCOMClient package from www.omegahat.org:
xl <- COMCreate("Excel.Application") # starts up Excel
xl[["Visible"]] <- TRUE # Excel becomes visible
wkbk <- xl$Workbooks()$Add() # new workbook
# set some cells
sh <- xl$ActiveSheet()
x12 <- sh$Cells(1,2)
x12[["Value"]] <- 123
x22 <- sh$Cells(2,2)
x22[["Value"]] <- 100
x31 <- sh$Cells(3,1)
x31[["Value"]] <- "Total"
B3R <- sh$Range("B3")
B3R[["Formula"]] <- "=Sum(R1C2:R2C2)"
B3R[["NumberFormat"]] <- "_($* #,##0.00_)"
B3RF <- B3R$Font()
B3RF[["Bold"]] <- TRUE
# save and exit
Code using the rcom package at (second link is mailing list):
would be nearly identical once the upcoming version of rcom comes out.
rcom and omegahat both provide the possibility of having
Excel as the client and R as the server; however, in that setup the
user would have to have R running whereas in the above setup only you do.
On 7/20/05, Wensui Liu <liuwensui at gmail.com> wrote:
> I appreciate your reply and understand your point completely. But at
> times we can't change the rule, the only choice is to follow the rule.
> Most deliverables in my work are in excel format.
> On 7/20/05, Greg Snow <greg.snow at ihc.com> wrote:
> > See:
> > http://www.burns-stat.com/pages/Tutor/spreadsheet_addiction.html
> > and
> > http://www.stat.uiowa.edu/~jcryer/JSMTalk2001.pdf
> > Greg Snow, Ph.D.
> > Statistical Data Center, LDS Hospital
> > Intermountain Health Care
> > greg.snow at ihc.com
> > (801) 408-8111
> > >>> Wensui Liu <liuwensui at gmail.com> 07/19/05 03:22PM >>>
> > I remember in one slide of Prof. Ripley's presentation overhead, he
> > said the most popular data analysis software is excel.
> > So is there any resource or tutorial on this topic?
> > Thank you so much!
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