# Comparison of Available R Codebook Packages

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September 1, 2022

## Codebook Comparison

I started this table as a way to compare existing r packages that assist in codebook creation. The criteria I am looking for include the following variable level metrics (specifically for working with haven::labelled() data):

- Name
- Label
- Type
- Values (if categorical)
- Value labels (if categorical)
- NA values (Missing values: for example -99 and -98)
- NA labels (Missing value labels: for example -99 = No response, -98 = Unclear response)
- Total valid N
- Total missing N
- N per value (if categorical)
- % per value (if categorical)
- N per NA value (Missing value)
- % per NA value (Missing value)
- Range (if continuous)
- Mean (if continuous)

A table of all packages I reviewed can be found here: https://cghlewis.github.io/codebook-pkg-comparison/

Ultimately I have narrowed the table down to these 5 packages. I removed several packages from this final table because they do not work well with haven::labelled() data and/or they do not meet enough of the criteria above.

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