Data Sources

I think, therefore I R. William B. King (in his R tutorials)

R is known to be very flexible importing massive amounts of data from numerous different data sources and formats. The most popular data sources and formats are

  • Text Files: Files including text (ASCII), most commonly tabular
  • Excel Files: Microsoft Excel files (.xls, .xlsx)
  • Databases: Oracle, PostgreSQL SQLite, etc.
  • Internet: R as a Web Client
  • Other: XML, JSON, etc.