In this video, Mark Niemann-Ross discusses the foreign package. Learn the capabilities added to R for foreign object import.
- [Instructor] R uses packages to add functionality…to the core language.…Some of these packages are contributed…by external developers and some are built…by the Core R development team.…The foreign packages recommended for all distributions…of R and adds import and export tools…for a variety of file formats.…Some of these formats are less known…and others are quite popular, such as spss or dbf.…
Using these import tools is easy and free.…Most likely you don't even need…to install the foreign package…because it comes bundled with the base R language.…In the next videos I'll show you…how to use the foreign library…to input various file formats.…
- Name the three types of big data.
- List three considerations used to determine the appropriate R package for Excel.
- Determine the best package used to import entire Excel workbooks.
- Explain how to import standard text files using base R and tidyverse.
- Define the purpose of the foreign language package for R.
- Recognize restrictions when working on SAS files in the foreign language package.
- Identify the problems involved with extracting data from a PDF in R.
Skill Level Intermediate
R Programming in Data Science: High Volume Datawith Mark Niemann-Ross1h 25m Intermediate
1. Use R with Excel
2. Importing Text Files
3. Understanding the Foreign Package
4. Use R with Popular Data Formats
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