[R] newbie question

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From: Michal Bojanowski (buoy@wp.pl)
Date: Mon 26 Feb 2001 - 09:55:00 EST


Message-ID: <MABBLGKPHGACBIAEKIILGEHDCAAA.buoy@wp.pl>

Hello to all.

My name is Michal Bojanowski, I'm a Sociology student at Unversity of
Warsaw. Recently I've started to learn R when I've found myself frustrated
because of inflexibility of SPSS and other "user-friendly" statistical
software. As I said, I'm new here, so my question is very simple:

I wanted to use a large data set stored in SPSS-format file. I used the
function READ.SPSS from FOREIGN contributed package. The package manual
stated, that the function returns the data as a list, in which every
variable is in different component...

What is the quickest way to convert it into a DATA.FRAME object?
(without specifying a (very long) list of variable names)

Thank you in advance for any help

PS.: Also I would be very grateful if anyone of You could give me a link to
some R introductory texts

MB

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