Extract fileNames from data file(s) and add them to access.csv. The helper validate_file_paths can be used to create vectors of valid file paths that can be checked and then passed as data_path argument to prep_access.

  data_path = "data",
  access_path = file.path("data", "metadata", "access.csv"),



character vector of either:

  1. path(s) to the data file(s).

  2. single path to directory containing data file(s). Currently only tabular .csv and .tsv or .rds files are supported.


path to the access.csv file. Defaults to data/metadata/access.csv.


parameters passed to list.files(). For example, use recursive = TRUE to list files in a folder recursively or use pattern to filter files for patterns.


Updates access.csv and writes to access_path.


if (FALSE) { # First create the metadata tempaltes create_spice() # Then begin filling them in from your data files prep_access() }