A review of RODBC (1.3-1)


Very appealing idea but not worth the risk

I love the idea of being able to read/write to Excel spreadsheets. But I find that RODBC will often drop values from an Excel spreadsheet, without any indication that it has done so. No doubt something is a little odd with the spreadsheet, but it simply isn't worth the risk of losing data, despite the tremendous appeal of this package.

I have yet to find any function that can reliably read an Excel spreadsheet. Text files are fine but Excel files definitely cannot be safely read into R.

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