Hey Red, What’s the easiest way to read my IPUMS USA data into R?
Here is one common method for reading 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”. I recommend this resource for more information on using IPUMS data in R.
Hope this helps.