Re: [R] problem reading .por SPSS file

From: Viktor Nagy <viktor.nagy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 14:06:00 +0200

sorry, but it turned out that only the file was bigger than my patience

(next time I will be more careful about the posting guide as well)

thanks for your time!

Viktor

2008/5/10 Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>:
> 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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