Re: SAS XPORT Transport Format

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Subject: Re: SAS XPORT Transport Format
From: Peter Dalgaard BSA (p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk)
Date: Sun 12 Dec 1999 - 01:46:50 EST


Message-ID: <x2yab1pjit.fsf@blueberry.kubism.ku.dk>

Douglas Bates <bates@stat.wisc.edu> writes:

> A colleague pointed out that the United States Food and Drug
> Administration (FDA) has adopted a transport format defined by SAS
> Institute as a standard for electronic submissions of data. As a
> result, this format has been openly documented.
>
> The URL for the documentation on the format is
> http://ftp.sas.com/techsup/download/technote/ts140.html
>
> Information on the FDA standards for Electronic submissions is given at
> http://www.sas.com/software/industry/pht/fda/index.html
>
> Has anyone written code to import data stored in this format into R?

Well I've *thought* about doing it... And the SPSS format as well. And
DB3. And...

http://www.wotsit.org has tons of information on this sort of stuff.
(Although on SAS, it's just the TS140 again.) It's mentioned on the
Ideas list at developer.r-project.org (on a machine near you...), but
perhaps some elaboration would be in order there.

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