Re: [R] export to a dat file that SAS can read

From: Thomas Lumley <tlumley_at_u.washington.edu>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 06:53:03 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 13 Jun 2007, Uwe Ligges wrote:
>
>
> Rina Miehs wrote:
>> Hello
>>
>> i have a data frame in R that some SAS users need to use in their
>> programs, and they want it in a dat file, is that possible?
>
> What is a "dat" file?
>
>
>> and which functions to use for that?
>
> I *guess* write.table() will do the trick, given "dat" is what I guess
> it is...

Another approach (that preserves factor levels if you have them) is to use write.foreign in the 'foreign' package. This writes a text file for the data and also writes SAS code to read the file.

         -thomas



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