Re: [R] read.spss (package foreign) and SPSS 15.0 files

From: John Kane <>
Date: Fri 06 Apr 2007 - 16:53:43 GMT

Thanks, that's excellent news. This is a relatively new problem for me and we don't have SPSS on the local machines so I have not been experimenting.

Given that I used SPSS for about 3 minutes in the last 5-6 months I was too cheap to have us get a licence. And it's not that far to walk to the nearest lab with SPSS. :) Next time I'll take a coffee and experiment.  

> On Apr 6, 2007, at 12:32 PM, John Kane wrote:
> > I have simply moved to exporting the SPSS file to
> a
> > delimited file and loading it. Unfortunately I'm
> > losing all the labelling which can be
> time-consuming
> > to redo. Some of the data has something like 10
> > categories for a variable.
> I save as csv format all the time, and it offers me
> a choice to use
> the labels instead of the corresponding numbers. So
> you shouldn't
> have to lose that labelling.
> Haris Skiadas
> Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
> Hanover College
> mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Sat Apr 07 03:09:00 2007

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