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Reading SEER ASCII files with R
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A simple script to help R users read the SEER ASCII files.

The gist:

  • The script reads the contents of a SAS script from the SEER website.
  • The SAS script is scraped for:
    • The field names, descriptions, start positions and widths.
  • A local file is read with these field positions and names resulting in a tibble.


This is a template, not a package or a function ready to use. To use this script to load one SEER ASCII .txt file:

  • Change the file_path = <path> line 31, and
  • Run it!


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