The goal of ezpickr is to provide R beginners with a convenient way to pick up their data files and to easily import it as a tidy tibble form into an R environment using GUI file-picker dialogue box (through ezpickr::pick()), and to provide R users with a convenient way to open and manipulate their data objects using Excel application for a seamless data communication between an Excel window and R session through ezpickr::viewxl()).

You can alternatively use ezpickr::pick() function for choosing .csv, .csv2, .tsv, .txt, .xls, .xlsx, .json, .html, .htm, .php, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf, .RData, .Rda, .RDS, .sav (SPSS), .por, .sas7bdat, .sas7bcat, .dta, .xpt, and .mbox files in an interactive GUI mode A file choose dialog box will be prompted.

Any additional arguments available for each file type and extension: readr::read_csv() for CSV (Comma-Separated Values) files; readr::read_csv2() for CSV2 (Semicolon-Separated Values) files; readr::read_tsv() for ‘TSV’ (Tab-Separated Values) files; readr::read_file() for ‘txt’ (plain text) files; readxl::read_excel() for ‘Excel’ files; haven::read_spss() for ‘SPSS’ files; haven::read_stata() for ‘Stata’ files; haven::read_sas() for ‘SAS’ files; textreadr::read_document() for ‘Microsoft Word’, ‘PDF’, ‘RTF’, ‘HTML’, ‘HTM’, and ‘PHP’ files; jsonlite::fromJSON() for ‘JSON’ files; mboxr::read_mbox() for ‘mbox’ files; base::readRDS() for ‘RDS’ files; base::load() for ‘RDA’ and ‘RDATA’ files.

Each corresponding function depending upon a file extension will be automatically matched and applied once you pick up your file using either the GUI-file-chooser dialog box or explicit path/to/filename.


Development Version

You can install the latest development version as follows:

if(!require(devtools)) {


Stable Version

You can install the released version of ezpickr from CRAN with:



Usage of the viewxl() Function

You can open any data.frame, tibble, matrix, table or vector from an R session into your default-set spreadsheet application window as follows: