The easiest way to export a data frame to an Excel file in R is to use the write_xlsx() function from the writexl package.
This function uses the following syntax:
- x: Name of the data frame to export
- path: A file name to write to
This tutorial provides an example of how to use this function to export a data frame to an Excel file in R.
Example: Export Data Frame to Excel File in R
Suppose we have the following data frame in R:
#create data frame df <- data.frame(team=c('A', 'B', 'C', 'D', 'E'), points=c(78, 85, 93, 90, 91), assists=c(12, 20, 23, 8, 14)) #view data frame df team points assists 1 A 78 12 2 B 85 20 3 C 93 23 4 D 90 8 5 E 91 14
The following code shows how to export this data frame to an Excel file in R:
#install and load writexl package install.packages('writexl') library(writexl) write_xlsx(df, 'C:\\Users\\Bob\\Desktop\\data.xlsx')
Note that we used double backslashes (\\) in the file path to avoid the following common error:
Error: '\U' used without hex digits in character string starting ""C:\U"
The data frame is now available as an Excel file on my desktop. Here’s what the file looks like: