pandas.read_stata(filepath_or_buffer, convert_dates=True, convert_categoricals=True, encoding=None, index=None)

Read Stata file into DataFrame

Parameters :

filepath_or_buffer : string or file-like object

Path to .dta file or object implementing a binary read() functions

convert_dates : boolean, defaults to True

Convert date variables to DataFrame time values

convert_categoricals : boolean, defaults to True

Read value labels and convert columns to Categorical/Factor variables

encoding : string, None or encoding

Encoding used to parse the files. Note that Stata doesn’t support unicode. None defaults to cp1252.

index : identifier of index column

identifier of column that should be used as index of the DataFrame