Reading Rectangular Data Into R Using readr

The first step of an analysis in R is to read in your data. Data files can come in many different formats, but are commonly in a plain-text rectangular format such as .csv, .tsv, or .txt. The readr package allows you to read in such files. Most of readr’s functions are related to turning flat files into a tibble object, which is modern R’s internal data format. A tibble can then be manipulated to create summary tables or plots, run statistical tests, or perform other common analysis tasks.
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