excel.link (version 0.9.10)

xl.read.file: Functions for saving and reading data to/from Excel file.

Description

Functions for saving and reading data to/from Excel file.

Usage

xl.read.file(
  filename,
  header = TRUE,
  row.names = NULL,
  col.names = NULL,
  xl.sheet = NULL,
  top.left.cell = "A1",
  na = "",
  password = NULL,
  write.res.password = NULL,
  excel.visible = FALSE
)

xl.save.file( r.obj, filename, row.names = TRUE, col.names = TRUE, xl.sheet = NULL, top.left.cell = "A1", na = "", password = NULL, write.res.password = NULL, excel.visible = FALSE, file.format = xl.constants$xlOpenXMLWorkbook )

Arguments

filename

a character

header

a logical value indicating whether the file contains the names of the variables as its first line. If TRUE and top-left corner is empty cell, first column is considered as row names. Ignored if row.names or col.names is not NULL.

row.names

a logical value indicating whether the row names of r.obj are to be read/saved along with r.obj

col.names

a logical value indicating whether the column names of r.obj are to be read/saved along with r.obj

xl.sheet

character. Name of Excel sheet where data is located/will be saved. By default it is NULL and data will be read/saved from/to active sheet.

top.left.cell

character. Top-left corner of data in Excel sheet. By default is 'A1'.

na

character. NA representation in Excel. By default it is empty string.

password

character. Password for password-protected workbook.

write.res.password

character. Second password for editing workbook.

excel.visible

a logical value indicating will Excel visible during this operations. FALSE by default.

r.obj

R object.

file.format

integer. Excel file format. By default it is xl.constants$xlOpenXMLWorkbook. You can use xl.constants$xlOpenXMLWorkbookMacroEnabled for workbooks with macros (*.xlsm) or xl.constants$xlExcel12 for binary workbook (.xlsb).

Value

xl.read.file always returns data.frame. xl.save.file invisibly returns NULL.

Details

xl.read.file reads only rectangular data set. It is highly recommended to have all column names and ids in data set. Orphaned rows/columns located apart from the main data will be ignored. xl.save.file can save all objects for which xl.write method exists - see examples.

See Also

xl.write, xl.workbook.save, xl.workbook.open, current.graphics

Examples

Run this code
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# NOT RUN {
data(iris)
xl.save.file(iris,"iris.xlsx")
xl.iris = xl.read.file("iris.xlsx")
all(iris == xl.iris) # Shoud be TRUE
unlink("iris.xlsx")

# Save to file list with different data types 
dists = dist(iris[,1:4])
clusters = hclust(dists,method="ward.D")
iris$clusters = cutree(clusters,3)
png("1.png")
plot(clusters)
dev.off()
pl.clus = current.graphics(filename="1.png")
cross = table(iris$Species,iris$clusters)
png("2.png")
plot(cross)
dev.off()
pl.cross = current.graphics(filename="2.png")
output = list("Iris",pl.clus,cross,pl.cross,"Data:","",iris)
xl.save.file(output,"output.xls")
xl.workbook.open("output.xls")
# xl.workbook.close() # close workbook
# unlink("output.xls") # delete file

# password-protected file
data(iris)
xl.save.file(iris,"iris.xlsx", password = "pass")
xl.iris = xl.read.file("iris.xlsx", password = "pass")
all(iris == xl.iris) # Shoud be TRUE
unlink("iris.xlsx")

# }

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