197 votes24 comments · Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » Data Import · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
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 imagine that adding package management interface, similar to what you guys have done in RTVS using timemachine and miniCRAN. Other examples are packrat and Rstudio package management interface. Options: embed a package - most packages are under 5mb and could very well reside within zipped structure of xlsx. Larger packages may leave a mandatory script header for installing them from MRAN, when needed. There can be many solutions, I am sure you guys can work out with Azure/PowerBI/RevolutionAnalytics team. We are cheerleading to the expansion of #rstats.Anonymous supported this idea ·
5,876 votes403 comments · Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » Macros and Add-ins · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Thank you to all those participated in our survey. What an amazing number of responses, many of them with very deep content. We’re processing the over ten thousand responses(!), and already appreciate the time so many of you took to answer with passion and experience.
Please know this survey is used to help influence various topics – both on Python as well as other related topics that the comments started to bleed into. Given the passion, I want to be clear this remains an area of exploration for us, without any specific timeline.
We’ll provide updates as we progress on this feature request.
Lead Program Manager
Agree with everything that was said here ... for R. Include Microsoft R Open into Office installation and benefit Excel, PowerBI and eventually SQL Server