Haven enables R to read and write various data formats used by other statistical packages by wrapping the fantastic ReadStat C library written by Evan Miller. Haven is part of the tidyverse. Currently it supports:
The output objects:
Are tibbles, which have a better print method for very long and very wide files.
Translate value labels into a new
labelled() class, which preserves the original semantics and can easily be coerced to factors with
as_factor(). Special missing values are preserved. See
vignette("semantics") for more details.
Dates and times are converted to R date/time classes. Character vectors are not converted to factors.