This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.rstudio.com/blog/readxl-1-0-0
I’m pleased to announce that readxl 1.0.0 is available on CRAN. readxl makes it easy to bring tabular data out of Excel and into R, for modern .xlsx files and the legacy .xls format. readxl does not have any tricky external dependencies, such as Java or Perl, and is easy to install and use on Mac, Windows, and Linux.
You can install it with:
install.packages("readxl") As well as fixing many bugs, this release: