[R] Problem Reading SPlus Dump Into R - Spaces Embedded in Data

From: allan miller <amiller_at_a2software.com>
Date: Fri 30 Dec 2005 - 06:31:38 EST


I'm trying to source() an SPlus 6.x file created using dump(..., oldStyle=T) into R (version 2.01) as using the following instructions:

> *If you have access to S-PLUS, it is usually more reliable to |dump|
> the object(s) in S-PLUS and |source| the dumpfile in R. For S-PLUS 5.x
> and 6.x you may need to use |dump(..., oldStyle=T)|, and to read in
> very large objects it may be preferable to use the dumpfile as a batch
> script rather than use the |source| function.*

(from "R Data Import/Export," pg. 15)

An example:

 > source("testdump")
Error in parse(file, n, text, prompt) : syntax error on line 1895

where the data on line 1895 - and other lines causing this - have embedded spaces, such as the following:

[line 1895] Johnson Partners LLC

I can't seem to find any options for either the SPlus dump, or R source(), that relate to this problem. Any suggestions for how to either dump or source files containing data with embedded spaces?

Thank You.

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