[R] Staging area for data before read into R

stephen sefick ssefick at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 20:27:00 CEST 2008

I am wondering if there is a better alternative than Excel for data
storage that does not require database knowledge (I will eventually
have to learn this, but it is not on my immediate todo list).  I need
something that is not limited to 256 columns... I don't need any of
the built in functions in excel just a spreadsheet like program with
cells that hold data in a data.frame format for a staging area before
I get it into R.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  This is not
a direct r question, but all of you folks have more experience than I
do and I am having a time finding what I need with google.
thanks in advance

Stephen Sefick
Research Scientist
Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy

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