I don’t have access to SPSS, SAS, or STATA. Would love your input. Note: I’m prepared to write custom code to rebuild the existing basic codebook.
Here is one common method for reading formatted IPUMS data into R:
(1) Select “STATA” as your data format on the extract request screen. This will generate a .dta file when you submit your extract.
(2) In R, use the following code with the name of your .dta file:
df <- read.dta(“ipums_file.dta”)
This reads your IPUMS file into a dataframe named “df” with value labels applied. I recommend this resource for more information on using IPUMS data in R.
Hope this helps.
The following update to your answer worked perfect:
df <- read.dta13(file = “./some_dir/some_file.dta”)