Re: [R] SPSS and R ? do they like each other?

From: Michael Reinecke <Reinecke_at_consultic.com>
Date: Thu 12 Jan 2006 - 04:33:22 EST

 

Thanks again for your answer! I tried it out. write.foreign produces SPSS syntax, but unfortunally this syntax tells SPSS to take the names (and not the labels) in order to produce SPSS variable labels. The former labels get lost.

I tried a data frame produced by read.spss and one by spss.get. Here is the read.spss one (the labels meant to be exported are called "Text 1", ...):

jjread<- read.spss("test2.sav", use.value.labels=TRUE, to.data.frame=TRUE)
> str(jjread)


`data.frame': 30 obs. of 3 variables:

 $ VAR00001: num  101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 ...
 $ VAR00002: num  6 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 ...
 $ VAR00003: num  0 0 6 7 0 7 0 0 0 8 ...

The syntax file I get is:

DATA LIST FILE= "C:\DOKUME~1\reinecke\LOKALE~1\Temp\Rtmp15028\file27910" free / VAR00001 VAR00002 VAR00003 . VARIABLE LABELS
VAR00001 "VAR00001"
 VAR00002 "VAR00002"
 VAR00003 "VAR00003"
 .

EXECUTE. I am working on R 2.2.0. But I think a newer version won ´t fix it either, will it?

Greetings,

Michael

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Chuck Cleland [mailto:ccleland@optonline.net] Gesendet: Mittwoch, 11. Januar 2006 17:16 An: Michael Reinecke
Cc: R-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
Betreff: Re: [R] SPSS and R ? do they like each other?

Michael Reinecke wrote:
> ... and is there also such a nice tool (like spss.get) for exporting
> data frames to SPSS? write.table does not keep the data frame labels -
> neither did the other exporting tools that I found.
> ...

library(foreign)
?write.foreign

write.foreign(df, datafile, codefile, package = "SPSS")

   The codefile generated is SPSS syntax which will read the datafile and create SPSS variable and value labels.

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