Importing Flat Files Into R

There are many tutorials for importing data into R focusing on a specific function/package. This one focuses on 3 different packages. You will learn how to import all common formats of flat file data with base R functions and the dedicated readr and data.table packages. I first present these three packages and finish with a comparison table between them. Task Import a flat file into R: create an R object that contains the data from a flat file.