Call-time pass-by-reference has been removed error not sure how to fix

Jan 11, 2014 at 1:14 PM
I am trying to use this PHPExcel and I followed the instructions found here
http://honoluluhacker.com/2007/03/15/php-excel-writer/

I am trying to get this to work on a Godaddy hosting account.
I am getting the below error message and not sure how to fix it, any suggestions?

Fatal error: Call-time pass-by-reference has been removed in Spreadsheet/Excel/Writer/Worksheet.php on line 2490

thanks
Coordinator
Jan 11, 2014 at 2:33 PM
Please note that the PEAR Spreadsheet Excel Writer that you are trying to install is not PHPExcel