Reading and Importing Excel Files into R

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R Tutorial on Reading and Importing Excel Files into R will help you understand how to read and import spreadsheet files using basic R and packages.

This tutorial on reading and importing Excel files into R will give an overview of some of the options that exist to import Excel files and spreadsheets of different extensions to R. Both basic commands in R and dedicated packages are covered. At the same time, some of the most common problems that you can face when loading Excel files and spreadsheets into R will be addressed.

Excel is a spreadsheet application developed by Microsoft. It is an easily accessible tool for organizing, analyzing and storing data in tables and has widespread use in many different application fields all over the world. It doesn't need to surprise that R has implemented some ways to read, write and manipulate Excel files (and spreadsheets in general).

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Karlijn Willems
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No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data analysis
Data skills education
Programming
R software
Published / Broadcast: 
Friday, December 21, 2018
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DataCamp
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Interactive Resource - requires a user to take action or make a request in order for the content to be understood, executed or experienced.
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Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
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Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
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Citizen scientist
Graduate student
Software engineer
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Undergraduate student
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour