Re: [Rd] re ading SPSS .sav files (PR#13509)

From: HBaize <>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 14:04:49 -0800 (PST)

I have experience the same problem reading SPSS sav files using R 2.8.0 and 2.8.1 on Windows XP and Tinn-R version I'm using SPSS 17.0 so it is probably not related to SPSS version 11. I might add that I have been having problems interfacing Tinn-R with R although it may be unrelated to the crash that results from attempting to read SPSS "sav" files.

Here is the code that results in the crash.

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scoresdat<- read.spss("H:/groups/evaluations/data/10101_012709_Scores.sav",

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I presumed the problem was with my installation of R, but repeated reinstalls have not corrected the problem.

zac-14 wrote:
> Full_Name: Roger Newton
> Version: 2.8.1
> OS: windows 2000
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> I have an elderly version of SPSS (version 11) which I still use. R
> Version
> 2.6.1 would, and still will, read SPSS *.sav files produced by SPSS
> version 11.
> R version 2.8.1 which I installed two days ago (05/02/09) reports an error
> and
> shuts down when trying to read SPSS version 11 *.sav files using the
> read.spss
> function in package foreign.
> R version 2.8.1 will read *.sav files produced by SPSS version 13.
> The problem applies to all the existing SPSS files I had before I
> downloaded R
> 2.8.1
> and to several new SPSS 11 *.sav files I have produced since.
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