[R] downloading Excel files
erinm.hodgess at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 02:21:16 CET 2012
Actually, I ran across something a moment ago.
read.xls takes http files. It's in the gdata package. Make sure that
you have perl on the path too.
On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 6:54 PM, Erin Hodgess <erinm.hodgess at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks J!
> I was thinking about the url, download.file functions too
> Just wanted to make sure that there wasn't something special for Excel.
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 6:53 PM, J Toll <jctoll at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> Erin Hodgess
> Associate Professor
> Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
> University of Houston - Downtown
> mailto: erinm.hodgess at gmail.com
Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
University of Houston - Downtown
mailto: erinm.hodgess at gmail.com
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