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Re: R(D)-COM stat conenctor for ArcGIS

Roger Bivand
Hi Monica!

On R-help you wrote:

>   I heard about "R(D)-COM Stat connector" for ArcGIS, but i am not
>     sure what that is. I did a search in the archive but it seems i am
>     not getting anything back.
>     can anybody explain me what that is, and where i can find more
>     info about it? There is any possibility to run R from inside
> ArcGIS?
>     there is more than RArcInfo and Shapefile which can import
> these
>     kind of files in R environment?
>     Sorry, but i have no clue ;-)

This is the general Stat Connector, which also "works" with ArcGIS VBA.
The general connector is at:

not a package. It was mostly written for Excel. There is no reason in
principle why it won't work with ArcGIS, but nothing is just "ready to
run", it involves VBA programming from the ArcGIS side. Try it with Excel
first to get a feel. There will be more discussion on the r-sig-geo list,
I know Virgilio whom you met at the StatGIS03 meeting is interested too,
though none of us know VBA, I think. I'll ask a student at our department,
Helge Astad, to contact you about this too.

Best wishes,


Roger Bivand
Economic Geography Section, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of
Economics and Business Administration, Breiviksveien 40, N-5045 Bergen,
Norway. voice: +47 55 95 93 55; fax +47 55 95 93 93
e-mail: Roger.Bivand at

Roger Bivand
Department of Economics
Norwegian School of Economics
Helleveien 30
N-5045 Bergen, Norway