Re: [R] SPSS import problem

From: Zhao, Wei (Cancer Center) <WZhao2_at_med.miami.edu>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 12:42:01 -0400

I had a similar problem when read one of my spss.sav with long variable label. But when I read another spss.sav with short label the same way, I don't have problem.
Seems like R only allows variable labels of lengths 1...255 as your
error message showed.

WZ

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From: r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org] On Behalf Of Prof Brian Ripley
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 5:01 AM
To: K. Elo
Cc: r-help_at_r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R] SPSS import problem

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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