Re: [R] problem reading .por SPSS file

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 11:30:25 +0100 (BST)

And how are we supposed to help without knowing your version of R, the version of 'foreign', anything about your system (or you) and without access to the file?

Please do consult the posting guide and supply enough information that we have a chance of helping you.

On Sat, 10 May 2008, Viktor Nagy wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I've a .por file from 1998. I've tried to read it with
>
> library(foreign)
> read.spss("mhp_hu.por")
>
> at this point R simply stops working and my whole system is close to unusable
>
> I've found one related thread, but even there no real solution was given
> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2007-February/125071.html

That is not about .por files.

> Unfortunately, I have no SPSS, and I can't convert it to txt or any
> other format. I was trying to use PSPP as well, but I could not
> understand how to open a file in it. :(
>
> Does any of you have an idea?
>
> Thanks, Viktor
>
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