How to Automate Excel with R
Written by Matt Dancho on October 7, 2020
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Let’s learn how to automate Excel with R, using
Automate Excel with R Tutorial
Using R to automate Excel is an awesome skill for automating your work (and life). Your company lives off Excel files. Why not automate them & save some time?
Here’s an Excel File you’re going to make in this tutorial from R. 👇
First, collect your data using
tidyquant, an awesome package for importing & working with Financial Data.
The previous code makes this Pivot Table (stock returns by year and symbol).
…And this stock chart over time.
Now for the magic - Let’s add the Pivot Table & Stock Plot to Excel! 🔥
- Initialize a workbook
- Create a worksheet
- Add the stock plot
- Add the Pivot Table
- Save the workbook
- Open the workbook (programmatically)
You’ve just automated creation of an Excel Workbook with R.
It’s magic! 💥 💥 💥
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