Re: [R] Reading SPSS .por files

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 15:49:44 +0100 (BST)

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

> Thanks Brian,
>
> The error message reads as follows:
>
> Error in read.spss("G:/Jose/Life and Times Survey/LT 2007/nilt07w1.por") :
> error reading portable-file dictionary

So it looks like it is not a portable file, or at least one that read.spss knows about.

>
> Josť
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk]
> Sent: 18 July 2008 14:38
> To: Jose Iparraguirre D'Elia
> Cc: r-help_at_r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R] Reading SPSS .por files
>
> 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.)
>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Jos?
>>
>>
>>
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>>
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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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