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How can we improve Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)?

Add "Run R Script" option to Excel 2016 and Excel 2013 "Power Query" add-in, as it is for Power BI.

In July 2016, a "Run R Script" option was added to Power BI Desktop. This option would be a huge benefit to have in Excel 2016 and Excel 2013 Power Query add-in also.

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Hi folks,

Thanks for your passion around this. We’ve been discussing this item off and on for some time now and we’d love to get your input.

The reason we’ve resisted this is because the R runtime & various packages (and updating their versions) aren’t straightforward for other users to install. This limits sharing such queries across a workgroup.

What do you think?

For others reading this that’d like us to prioritize this work, please be sure to add your vote since we’re prioritizing our backlog based on these.


Ashvini Sharma
Lead Program Manager


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