ReadStatTables.jl is a package for reading data files from Stata, SAS and SPSS into Julia tables. Substantial improvement has been made for this package recently. Since the v0.2.0 rewrite, it no longer relies on ReadStat.jl for parsing the data files, but directly interacts with the C library ReadStat. This allows the access to complete functionality of
ReadStat and significant performance improvement.
With the v0.2.2 release, multithreaded reading is supported and turned on by default for Stata
.sas7bdat and SPSS
.sav formats. Benchmark results here show that ReadStatTables.jl reads Stata
.dta files significantly faster than all well-recognized open-source packages, including
pandas and all other packages based on
haven). This statement is expected to hold true for SAS and SPSS files as well but is not verified.