A set of functions for importing and handling text files and formatted text files with additional meta-data, such including .csv, .tab, .json, .xml, .xls, .xlsx, and others.


readtext makes it easy to import text files in various formats, including using operating system filemasks to load in groups of files based on glob pattern matches, including files in multiple directories or sub-directories. readtext can also read multiple files into R from compressed archive files such as .gz, .zip, .tar.gz, etc. Finally readtext reads in the document-level meta-data associated with texts, if those texts are in a format (e.g. .csv, .json) that includes additional, non-textual data.

Package options


Default verbosity for messages produced when reading files. See readtext().


Ken Benoit, Adam Obeng, and Paul Nulty