GREA: The RStudio Add-In to read ALL the data into R!
[social4i size=”large” align=”float-right”] Guest post by Stanislaus Stadlmann Have you also been overburdened by the vast selection of R packages to read different filetypes into R? Do you sometimes just want to get that .csv file up and running in your environment, but forgot about all those endless
read.table()options? Well, GREA’s got you covered. Gotta Read ‘Em All is an RStudio Add-In meant to help the R-User parse all important filetypes into R without having to remember any actual code or package. This is done interactively via a user interface built upon the Shiny framework. For reading the files, rio (by Thomas Leeper) is used, which can read a vast amount of different filetypes. Here’s how it works: In the beginning, the user selects a file on his computer. After some adjustments (which are done interactively), the proper function to read the file is pasted into the console, with an object name that can be specified by the user. In between, the user can always head to the preview to see what the parsed file would look like with the current options.
InstallationInstallation is easy. Just run the following code: