README.md

brfssR

This package contains five datasets provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) between 2014-2018:

It also includes core variables from each BRFSS year 2014-2018:

Installation

# Install the development version from GitHub
devtools::install_github("bencapistrant/brfssR")

How the raw data files are stored

The raw data files (.XPT) are stored via Git Large File System (LFS) (https://git-lfs.github.com/). LFS is a way to circumvent Github's limitation on large files. It replaces a file with a pointer to its storage space in a LFS cache (source: https://www.atlassian.com/git/tutorials/git-lfs). The .rda files should not be stored via LFS as the package will not be installable via devtools::install_github() and the .rda files will not be loadable; you will instead get the pointers if you try to open the .rda files.

Read more about Git LFS: https://help.github.com/en/github/managing-large-files/versioning-large-files



bencapistrant/brfssR documentation built on Jan. 28, 2020, 1:14 a.m.