Hey Red, What's the easiest way to read my IPUMS USA data into R?

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Hey Red, What’s the easiest way to read my IPUMS USA data into R?

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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:

library(foreign)

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.

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