[R] read stata data file

From: John Taffe <John.Taffe_at_med.monash.edu.au>
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2008 13:05:18 +1100


Dear R-help list,

I'm new to R. I tried to get R to read a Stata data file using the read.dta function in the package "foreign", which I downloaded and extracted to "C:\Program Files\R\R-2.6.2\library" on my pc.

I tried

> nora <- read.dta("nora.dta")

and got

Error: could not find function "read.dta"

I guess "foreign" needs to be installed. How do you do this?

John Taffe

Biostatistician
Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Science Monash University, Australia



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