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Screening data is still a laborious task in R. Calculating summary statistics for all variables while listing the occurrence of missing data and producing some kind of graphics is a three-click process in SPSS, but base R does not contain higher level functions for quickly describing bigger datasets in a more or less automated way. The R package DescTools addresses three problem areas. First it provides functions meant to facilitate the construction of univariate and bivariate descriptive tables of several variable types. Then the connectivity between R and MS-Office is enhanced by providing an easy interface to Word and Excel. Generating reports directly in Word and importing data directly from Excel becomes an easy task. Finally a considerable amount of base functions (operators, string and date functions, statistics, tests, several plot types) not present in base R is collected from other packages and internet sources with the goal to have them consolidated in ONE instead of dozens of packages and to have a common and consistent interface as far as function and arguments naming, NA handling, recycling rules etc. are concerned.