To work with Excel files in R, you can use the readxl library

install.packages(“readxl”)

Use the read_excel() function to read and Excel workbook

> library(readxl) > > ## read excel file > df1 <- read_excel("r_excel.xlsx") > head(df1) # A tibble: 6 x 4 Name Job Hours Complete <chr> <chr> <dbl> <chr> 1 Sally Predictive Model 1. n 2 Philip Maintanence 10. n 3 Tom Ad-hoc Report 12. y 4 Bob SSRS 3. y 5 Philip Tableau 7. n 6 Tom Tableau 9. n

By default, read_excel() reads only the first sheet in the Excel file. To read other sheets using the sheet key word.

> ## read sheet 2 > df2 <- read_excel("r_excel.xlsx", sheet =2) > head(df2) # A tibble: 6 x 2 Animal Num_Legs <chr> <dbl> 1 Dog 4. 2 Duck 2. 3 Snake 0. 4 Horse 4. 5 Spider 8. 6 Human 2.

The next example, we are reading range B2 – C6 on sheet 1 (same as Excel’s range function)

> ## read sheet 1, range B2 - C6 > df3 <- read_excel("r_excel.xlsx", sheet =1, range = "B2:C6") > df3 # A tibble: 4 x 2 `Predictive Model` `1` <chr> <dbl> 1 Maintanence 10. 2 Ad-hoc Report 12. 3 SSRS 3. 4 Tableau 7.

In this last example, we are importing only the first 4 rows on sheet 2

> ## read sheet 2, first 4 rows only > df4 <- read_excel("r_excel.xlsx", sheet = 2, n_max = 4) > df4 # A tibble: 4 x 2 Animal Num_Legs <chr> <dbl> 1 Dog 4. 2 Duck 2. 3 Snake 0. 4 Horse 4.