[Rd] read.ssd (foreign) 'wishes': enable long variable names, add output object to windows example

From: gcbooma <gcbooma_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Fri 01 Sep 2006 - 14:54:22 GMT


Hello,

A couple of quick 'wishes' for read.ssd in the foreign package:

  1. Enable long variable names by adding 'options validvarname=v6;' line directly before doing 'proc copy', e.g. (from my own alteration of read.ssd): #export the data st7 <- "options validvarname=v6;\n" st8 <- paste("proc copy in=src2rd out=rd;\n") st9 <- paste("select", "tempfile", ";\n", sep = " ") ...and corresponding 'cat' to 'tmpProg', of course.
  2. Add output object to windows example in the help file. In v0.8-15 help file for 'foreign', no object is indicated, causing R to kill the output if run as-is - potentially confusing for newbies.

Thank you for this useful function!

-Greg



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