[Rd] reading SPSS .sav files (PR#13509)

From: <zac_at_zjbnewton.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2009 17:05:05 +0100 (CET)


Full_Name: Roger Newton
Version: 2.8.1
OS: windows 2000
Submission from: (NULL) (80.176.228.157)

I have an elderly version of SPSS (version 11) which I still use. R Version 2.6.1 would, and still will, read SPSS *.sav files produced by SPSS version 11. R version 2.8.1 which I installed two days ago (05/02/09) reports an error and shuts down when trying to read SPSS version 11 *.sav files using the read.spss function in package foreign.

R version 2.8.1 will read *.sav files produced by SPSS version 13.

The problem applies to all the existing SPSS files I had before I downloaded R 2.8.1
and to several new SPSS 11 *.sav files I have produced since.



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