[Rd] foreign(read.spss) in rw2000 and re2001beta

From: Kjetil Brinchmann Halvorsen <kjetil_at_acelerate.com>
Date: Sun 07 Nov 2004 - 01:44:43 EST


I encountered something strange with read.spss (package foreign, version 0.7 with R2.0.0 and
version 0.8 with R2.0.1 beta, windows XP)

I made a test file test.sav with SPSS version 11.5.1 containing only one numeric variable, with a value label for one value not occuring in the file. According to ?read.spss this should result in a factor, but it results in all NA. Using the argument
use.value.labels=FALSE, everything is read as expected.

test <- read.spss("test.sav", to.=TRUE)
test > only NA's

Kjetil

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