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

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Fri 30 Dec 2005 - 08:00:27 EST

allan miller <amiller@a2software.com> writes:

> Hello,
>
> 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?

A bit more context might be helpful. What's in lines surrounding 1895? Can you show a simple S-PLUS object displaying the behaviour? What happens if you dput() the object? Will S-PLUS itself restore the file?

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