difference in speed between read.xlsx and read.xlsx2 in R

When you’re trying to import an excel file into R which is especially larger in size ( I tried this with an excel file witharound 33.4k rows and 3 coulmns ) , read.xlsx2 is way faster when compared to the other alternative.

And when I mean faster, I mean significantly faster. There is a noticeable difference in the speeds that I have observed. Almost a 3x speed increase , at the minimum.




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