R is a powerful system for statistical analysis and data visualization. However, it’s not exactly user-friendly for data storage, so, still for several time your data will be archived using Excel, SPSS or similar programs.
How to open into R a file stored using the SPSS (.sav) format? There are some packages as
foreign which allow to perform this operation. The package foreign is already present in the base distribution of R system and you just need to activate it using the function