Re: [R] Reading SPSS .por files

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 14:38:28 +0100 (BST)

On Fri, 18 Jul 2008, Jose Iparraguirre D'Elia wrote:

> Does anyone know how to read SPSS .por (ie Portable) files? The foreign
> package only deals with SPSS .sav files and not with those with a "por"
> extension.

Not so. ?read.spss says

      'read.spss' reads a file stored by the SPSS 'save' or 'export'
      commands.

It says nothing about extensions, but it seems .por is commonly used in the 'export' SPSS command, and there is an example in the test suite of the foreign package.

Did you actually try it? (If so, you failed to report the error message you got.)

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