Wow this works sweet. Thank you Six Sigma with R.
I have an Excel worksheet that I need to analyze. They are not always to smoothest thing to read into R.
I just downloaded and used XLConnect. First try exactly is what I wanted.

dummy code
library (XLConnect)
wb <- loadWorkbook(“toyprob.xls”)
data.toyprob <- readWorksheet(wb, sheet = 3)
str (data.toyprob)

this side is the object <- what it is assigned to