ipumsr is a free and open-source R package for reading IPUMS data into R, working with IPUMS metadata, and interacting with the forthcoming IPUMS microdata APIs.
In this webinar, we will demonstrate:
- How to read your IPUMS data extract into R
- How to explore metadata such as variable labels, variable descriptions, and value labels
- How to manipulate IPUMS value labels to fit the needs of your analysis
- How to read IPUMS geographic shapefiles and merge them with your extract data
The webinar will also include an update on the soon-to-be-released IPUMS microdata extract API, which will allow users to submit extract requests and download extract files from IPUMS USA right from their R session!
In the interest of time, we will not cover the basics of using R, but R users of all experience levels are encouraged to join (if you're completely new to R, one good introductory guide is Getting Started with Data in R). We also will not demonstrate how to create a data extract on the IPUMS website. To learn more on that topic, check out the IPUMS tutorial page, which has links to tutorials on creating a data extract for specific IPUMS data projects.