Re: [R] read.spss trouble

From: John Sorkin <>
Date: Sun 29 May 2005 - 00:52:20 EST

If you have trouble finding page 74 of Introduction to R, you can get the information that Marc suggested you read by doing the following. At the R prompt enter  


Then when you see the web page "Statistical Data Analysis R", click on the SEARCH ENGINE & KEYWORDS link. In the search box enter SPSS. John  

John Sorkin M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Biostatistics and Informatics
Baltimore VA Medical Center GRECC and
University of Maryland School of Medicine Claude Pepper OAIC  

University of Maryland School of Medicine Division of Gerontology
Baltimore VA Medical Center
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1524  


>>> Marc Schwartz <> 5/28/2005 9:35:52 AM >>>

On Sat, 2005-05-28 at 13:23 +0000, Martin Klaffenboeck wrote:
> Hello!
> I'm not sure if this is an german list, so I will post in english.

The official language is English.

> I'm using R on my gentoo linux and now I got an spss .sav file. I
> that r has a function like read.spss("file.sav") but when I try this
> get the Error: couldn't find function "read.spss". Can anyone tell
> what's going wrong?

read.spss() is part of the "foreign" package, which is installed as part
of the base R installation, but it is not loaded by default.

Thus, you need to use:


See ?library and page 74 in "An Introduction to R".

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