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R: Exel spreadsheet

Preparation R for using Exel spreadsheets

R can read exel spreadsheets . To read exel files it is necessary to use function read_exel(filename)

Before this function will be available in R, it is necessary to install proper dependencies for linux:

sudo apt-get install -y libxml2-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libssl-dev

and also install this package with the R environment


Reading from Exel

After these preparation it is possible to read Exel spreadsheets into R structure with command read_exel(). After reading – always check the structure with function str()


eg <- read_exel(filename) # This will contain data and exel spreadsheet parameters
df = <- # convert into additional data.frame
eg2 <- read_exel(filename, sheet=2) # read second sheet from exel spreadsheet

Exporting to Exel

Let’s imagine, we already have some data.frame df1 and df2 in R.


write_xlsx(df1, "path/filename1.xlsx" # write Exel file
write_xlsx(list(page1=df1, page2=df2), "path/filename2.xlsx" # write Exel file with two pages

Published: 2021-11-11 03:07:09
Updated: 2021-11-11 03:34:13

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