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Re: Octave 3.8.2 on Windows 8

From: Philip Nienhuis
Subject: Re: Octave 3.8.2 on Windows 8
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:30:56 -0700 (PDT)

adrianc852 wrote
> Hello,
> I am trying to use the GUI version of octave and the xlsread command to
> process data from spreadsheets.  I installed and loaded the io package but
> I get this error when trying to use xlsread with a simple .xls file.
>  A=xlsread('test4.xls')
> Detected XLS interfaces: None.
> warning: xlsopen.m: no support for '.xls' spreadsheet I/O
> warning: xlsread: some elements in list of return values are undefined
> A = [](0x0)
> Can anyone help?

What io package version? What operating system and version? 32- or 64-bit?
Did you install Java class libs for spreadsheet I/O support?

Just run (with io package loaded)

chk_spreadsheet_support ("", 3)     ## That's two consecutive double-quotes

and report back please.


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