[R] downloading Excel files

J Toll jctoll at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 01:53:01 CET 2012

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 6:43 PM, Erin Hodgess <erinm.hodgess at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear R People:
> I have been using xlsReadWrite to read Excel files and am very pleased
> with it.  Thank you xlsReadWrite People!
> My question is:  is there a function, similar to get.hist.quote, to
> download Excel files from the web, please?

If you just need to download then you could try download.file() from utils.

Otherwise read.xls from gdata might work for you. It supports
"http://", "https://", and "ftp://" URLS.



> Thanks,
> Erin

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