XLConnect is a comprehensive and cross-platform R package for manipulating Microsoft Excel files from within R. XLConnect differs from other related R packages in that it is completely cross-platform and as such runs under Windows, Unix/Linux and Mac (32- and 64-bit). Moreover, it does not require any installation of Microsoft Excel or any other special drivers to be able to read & write Excel files. The only requirement is a recent version of a Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
The package can easily be installed from CRAN via
install.packages("XLConnect"). In order to get started have a look at the XLConnect and XLConnect for the Impatient package vignettes, the numerous demos available via
demo(package = "XLConnect") or browse through the comprehensive reference manual.
require(devtools) # Installs the master branch of XLConnect (= current development version) install_github("miraisolutions/xlconnect") # Installs XLConnect with the given version, e.g. 1.0.2 install_github("miraisolutions/xlconnect", ref = "<version>")
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