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Take a look at the data coming in since you may have something that looks
like characters (maybe 'blanks'). What you think is numeric in EXCEL might
not be.?

Jim Holtman
Data Munger Guru

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Tell me what you want to do, not how you want to do it.

On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 11:20 AM, Mohsen Jafarikia wrote:


I am reading some excel files (each with one sheet) and trying to write
them all in one file. I am not sure if read.xlsx reads some of the columns
as character or write.xlsx writes them as character where they are not
characters. I have 12 columns (2 character and 10 numbers). From 10 number
columns, with float and integer numbers, only 3 of them are recognized
correctly. I was wondering how can I define the the column format for
read.xlsx - write.xlsx.

Here comes a simple example of my code:

ifn1 <- "A.xlsx"
dat1 <- read.xlsx(ifn1, sheetName="A.csv", header = TRUE)

ifn2 <- "F.xlsx"
dat2 <- read.xlsx(ifn2, sheetName="F.csv",header = TRUE)

write.xlsx(dat1, file="AF.xlsx", sheetName="A", showNAúLSE,
row.namesúLSE, appendúLSE)
write.xlsx(dat2, file="AF.xlsx", sheetName="F", showNAúLSE,
row.namesúLSE, append= TRUE)

Thanks in advance!

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