Re: [R] read.spss {foreign} doesn't work over network?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 07:40:19 +0100 (BST)

This looks like a restriction on your network (assuming the file is named correctly). I can read SPSS files with read.spss over ours, and the code in read.spss is just standard C I/O (fopen) that knows nothing about Windows network mappings.

On Tue, 17 Jun 2008, Farley, Robert wrote:

> I'm unable to open an SPSS file over my network. If I copy it to my
> local C:/ drive I can read it. I saved the command (in a "crib sheet"
> text file) in order to avoid all the typing, so I'm pretty sure I've
> done it before. I verified that the file I'm trying to read is OK.
> This is what happens:
>
>
>
>> SurveyData <-
> read.spss("P:/Jobs/6015.Orange.Rapid.Survey/SurveyData/4.ProcessedData/D
> elivery4/mrb_delivery.sav", use.value.labels=TRUE, max.value.labels=Inf,

> to.data.frame=TRUE)
>
> Error in
> read.spss("P:/Jobs/6015.Orange.Rapid.Survey/SurveyData/4.ProcessedData/D
> elivery4/mrb_delivery.sav", :
>
> unable to open file
>
>>
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>> SurveyData <- read.spss("C:/Data/R/mrb_delivery.sav",
> use.value.labels=TRUE, max.value.labels=Inf, to.data.frame=TRUE)
>
>> dimnames(SurveyData) [[2]] #Variable (column) names
>
> [1] "LANG" "SAMPN" "ROUTE_NU" "BLOCK_NU" "ROUTE" "TOD"
>
> [7] "DIRECTIO" "ASSIGN" "TRIPID_N" "HNAME" "HPHONE" "HADDRESS"
>
> [13] "HCITY" "HSTATE" "HZIP" "HAV_STAT" "H_XCORD" "H_YCORD"
>
> [19] "H_TAZ" "OPURP" "O_OPURP" "OCODE" "ONAME" "OGAVEHOM"
>
> [25] "OADDRESS" "OXSTRT1" "OXSTRT2" "OCITY" "OZIP" "OAV_STAT"
>
> [31] "O_XCORD" "O_YCORD" "O_TAZ" "GETTO" "O_GETTO" "BUS1"
>
> [37] "BUS2" "BUS3" "BUS4" "BOARD1" "BOARD2" "DEPART1"
>
> [43] "DEPART2" "DPURP" "O_DPURP" "DCODE" "DNAME" "DGAVEHOM"
>
> [49] "DADDRESS" "DXSTRT1" "DXSTRT2" "DCITY" "DZIP" "DAV_STAT"
>
> [55] "D_XCORD" "D_YCORD" "D_TAZ" "GETOFF" "O_GETOFF" "FARE"
>
> [61] "DISCOUNT" "EMPDISC" "EMPPAY" "FREQ" "DISABLE" "HHVEH"
>
> [67] "VEHAVAIL" "HHSIZ" "INCOME" "AGE" "KIDCORED" "BLOCK"
>
> [73] "DIRECT_A" "BUS_ON" "BUS_ONS" "BUS_ONG" "BAV_STAT" "BAV_ADD"
>
> [79] "B_TAZ" "B_XCORD" "B_YCORD" "BUS_OFF" "BUS_OFFS" "BUS_OFFG"
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> [85] "FAV_STAT" "FAV_ADD" "F_TAZ" "F_XCORD" "F_YCORD" "BUS_OF_A"
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> [91] "LTFACTOR" "BUSREPFA" "ADDWEIGH" "RESPONSE" "VEHFACT" "FINWGT"
>
> [97] "EXPFACTO" "EXPWGT"
>
>>
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> Am I just loopy in thinking I've ever read this directly from the
> network drive?
>
> Did I do something stupid that "broke" read.spss?
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>> version
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> _
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> platform i386-pc-mingw32
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> arch i386
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> os mingw32
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> system i386, mingw32
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> status
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> major 2
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> minor 7.0
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> year 2008
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> month 04
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> day 22
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> svn rev 45424
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> language R
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> version.string R version 2.7.0 (2008-04-22)
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>> installed.packages()
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> Package LibPath Version
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> abind "abind" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.1-0"
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> acepack "acepack" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.3-2.2"
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> akima "akima" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.5-1"
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>
> ape "ape" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.2"
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> base "base" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.7.0"
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>
> boot "boot" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.2-33"

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> car "car" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.2-8"
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> chron "chron" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.3-23"

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> class "class" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "7.2-42"

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> cluster "cluster" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.11.10"

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> coda "coda" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.13-2"

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> codetools "codetools" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.2-1"
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> coin "coin" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.6-9"
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> colorspace "colorspace" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.95"
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> DAAG "DAAG" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.97"
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> datasets "datasets" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.7.0"
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> Design "Design" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.1-1"
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> dynlm "dynlm" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.2-0"
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> e1071 "e1071" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.5-18"

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> Ecdat "Ecdat" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.1-5"
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> effects "effects" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.0-12"

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> ellipse "ellipse" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.3-5"
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> fCalendar "fCalendar" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "270.75"

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> fEcofin "fEcofin" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "270.73"

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> flexmix "flexmix" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.1-0"
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> foreign "foreign" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.8-25"

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> fortunes "fortunes" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.3-4"
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> fSeries "fSeries" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "260.72"

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> fUtilities "fUtilities" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "270.73"

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> gee "gee" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "4.13-13"

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> graphics "graphics" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.7.0"
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> grDevices "grDevices" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.7.0"
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> grid "grid" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.7.0"
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> Hmisc "Hmisc" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "3.4-3"
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> ipred "ipred" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.8-5"
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> its "its" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.1.5"
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> kernlab "kernlab" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.9-5"
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> KernSmooth "KernSmooth" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.22-22"

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> kinship "kinship" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library"
> "1.1.0-21"
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> lattice "lattice" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.17-8"

>
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> leaps "leaps" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.7"
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> lme4 "lme4" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library"
> "0.99875-9"
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> lmtest "lmtest" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.9-21"

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> mapproj "mapproj" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.1-7.1"

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> maps "maps" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.0-40"

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> MASS "MASS" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "7.2-42"

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> Matrix "Matrix" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library"
> "0.999375-9"
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> mboost "mboost" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.0-1"
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> mclust "mclust" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "3.1-5"
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> methods "methods" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.7.0"
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> mgcv "mgcv" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.4-0"
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> mlbench "mlbench" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.1-3"
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> mlmRev "mlmRev" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.995-1"

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> modeltools "modeltools" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.2-15"

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> moonsun "moonsun" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.1"
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> multcomp "multcomp" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.0-0"
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> mvtnorm "mvtnorm" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.9-0"
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> nlme "nlme" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "3.1-89"

>
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> nnet "nnet" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "7.2-42"

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> oz "oz" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.0-16"

>
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> party "party" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.9-96"

>
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> plm "plm" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.3-2"
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> prettyR "prettyR" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.3"
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> quadprog "quadprog" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.4-11"

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> randomForest "randomForest" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "4.5-25"

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> Rcmdr "Rcmdr" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.3-14"

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> RColorBrewer "RColorBrewer" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.0-2"
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> relimp "relimp" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.9-9"
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> rgl "rgl" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.79"
>
>
> rmeta "rmeta" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.14"
>
>
> robustbase "robustbase" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.2-8"
>
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> RODBC "RODBC" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.2-3"
>
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> rpart "rpart" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "3.1-41"

>
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> RUnit "RUnit" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.4.17"

>
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> sandwich "sandwich" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.1-0"
>
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> scatterplot3d "scatterplot3d" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.3-27"

>
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> sem "sem" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.9-12"

>
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> sgeostat "sgeostat" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.0-21"

>
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> spatial "spatial" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "7.2-42"

>
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> splines "splines" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.7.0"
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> stats "stats" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.7.0"
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> stats4 "stats4" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.7.0"
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> strucchange "strucchange" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.3-3"
>
>
> survival "survival" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.34-1"

>
>
> systemfit "systemfit" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.0-2"
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> tcltk "tcltk" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.7.0"
>
>
> TeachingDemos "TeachingDemos" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.2"
>
>
> tkrplot "tkrplot" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.0-18"

>
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> tools "tools" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.7.0"
>
>
> tseries "tseries" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.10-15"

>
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> utils "utils" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "2.7.0"
>
>
> vcd "vcd" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.0-8"
>
>
> xtable "xtable" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.5-2"
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> xts "xts" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "0.0-15"

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> zoo "zoo" "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.0/library" "1.5-3"
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-- 
Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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