Re: [R] SPSS import problem

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 09:01:01 +0000 (GMT)

We need to be able to reproduce this, so can you please make the file available? Please follow up to R-devel.

On Wed, 12 Mar 2008, K. Elo wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> I have tried to import a SPSS file in R, but always get the following
> message:
> --- cut here ---
> Error in read.spss("spss-data.sav", :
> error reading system-file header
> In addition: Warning message:
> In read.spss("spss-data.sav", :
> spss-data.sav: Variable Y6B_A indicates variable label of invalid
> length 256
> --- cut here ---
>
> SPSS (ver 14) has no problems with this file.

read.spss() is not targetted at such a recent version of SPSS, and only allows variable labels of lengths 1...255.

> Any ideas?
>
> Kind regards,
> Kimmo
>
> ---
> University of Turku, Finland
> Department of Political Science
>
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