While I prefer to use a text delimited file to enter data in to R, sometimes only an SPSS file is provided for some datasets. I like the
sjPlot packages because of their handling of values and labels, and because they use
haven by default to read the file, meaning it’s fast.
.sav files with the
# install the package install.packages(c("sjPlot", "sjmisc")) require("sjPlot") require("sjmisc") # Open the .sav file with: df <- read_spss("path/to/spss/file.sav", autoAttachVarLabels = TRUE) # View the variable names with: view_spss(df)
That’s all there is to it. For more information check out the author’s website: http://strengejacke.de/sjPlot/view_spss/