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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.
Lead Program Manager
I would love to see both R and Python integrations given the direction of the data science community. But like others have mentioned, if its already in PowerBi, then it should be 'easy' to release it in Excel.
Thanks for all the votes and comments on this suggestion. We know this is important and it’s a big undertaking. Please continue to show your support for this.
Steve K [MS Excel]
We are glad to announce that the first phase of the project is available for Insiders Fast. At this stage we support refresh from text, CSV, XLSX, JSON and XML files.
Refer to the following blog post for more details:
I encourage you to try the new functionality and share your feedback with us via Send a Smile/Frown at the top right corner in your Excel for Mac.
We have exciting times ahead of us!
- Excel Team