# Exporting Data

There are numerous methods for exporting R objects into other formats . For SPSS, SAS and Stata, you will need to load the foreign packages. For Excel, you will need the xlsReadWrite package.

## To A Tab Delimited Text File

`write.table(mydata, "c:/mydata.txt", sep="\t") `

## To an Excel Spreadsheet

` library(xlsx)`

write.xlsx(mydata, "c:/mydata.xlsx")

(To work with R and Excel, try this interactive course on importing data in R.)

## To SPSS

` # write out text datafile and`

# an SPSS program to read it

library(foreign)

write.foreign(mydata, "c:/mydata.txt", "c:/mydata.sps", package="SPSS")

(Alternatively, to practice importing SPSS data with the **foreign** package, try this exercise.)

## To SAS

`# write out text datafile and`

# an SAS program to read it

library(foreign)

write.foreign(mydata, "c:/mydata.txt", "c:/mydata.sas", package="SAS")

## To Stata

```
# export data frame to Stata binary format
```

library(foreign)

write.dta(mydata, "c:/mydata.dta")

(Alternatively, to practice importing Stata data with the **foreign** package, try this exercise.)