pandas.read_sas(filepath_or_buffer, format=None, index=None, encoding=None, chunksize=None, iterator=False)[source]

Read SAS files stored as either XPORT or SAS7BDAT format files.


filepath_or_buffer : string or file-like object

Path to the SAS file.

format : string {‘xport’, ‘sas7bdat’} or None

If None, file format is inferred. If ‘xport’ or ‘sas7bdat’, uses the corresponding format.

index : identifier of index column, defaults to None

Identifier of column that should be used as index of the DataFrame.

encoding : string, default is None

Encoding for text data. If None, text data are stored as raw bytes.

chunksize : int

Read file chunksize lines at a time, returns iterator.

iterator : bool, defaults to False

If True, returns an iterator for reading the file incrementally.


DataFrame if iterator=False and chunksize=None, else SAS7BDATReader

or XportReader

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