Re: Import .xlsx files
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg87645] Re: Import .xlsx files
- From: dr DanW <dmaxwarren at gmail.com>
- Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 05:48:09 -0400 (EDT)
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> I don't understand what it is you are trying to achieve here. > Like you, I also bounce from Macs (my perferred machine) to > Windows based machines. But I don't see what this has to do with > getting data in or out of Excel. > I mention the Mac only because it keeps me from using MathLink for Excel (a third party product for Windows only) as my solution. The point that I am getting to is that I am aware of (and am already using) the workarounds, but would prefer to work directly with Import. > You indicate an awareness Excel isn't a good data exchange > format. So, why use Excel at all? Mathematica is a far superior > tool for any kind scientific or technical analysis I can think > of than Excel. I agree. This is why I want to get the data out of Excel and into Mathematica for analysis. I am working in an office environment and often receive files in a format not of my choosing.