[Rd] Problem with read.xport() from foreigh package (PR#7389)

From: <ruskin_at_iba.com.hk>
Date: Tue 23 Nov 2004 - 21:27:21 EST

Full_Name: Ruskin Chow
Version: R 2.0.1
OS: Windows 2000
Submission from: (NULL) (

Data imported from SAS using read.xport() in package foreign are converted to <NA> when the SAS data field consists of character strings that are only one character long.

This is apparently a previously reported bug and perhaps fixed in some platform other than Windows (rw2001).Some discussion of the bug can be found from the following website:


I've downloaded the latest foreign package (foreign_0.8-1.zip) from CRAN but it doesn't seem to work.

Thanks in advance for throwing light if I missed something here.

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