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

From: ronggui <ronggui.huang_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri 13 Jan 2006 - 01:00:36 EST

2006/1/12, Chuck Cleland <ccleland@optonline.net>:
> Michael Reinecke wrote:
> > Thank you very much! write.SPSS works fine.
> >
> > I just wonder, why this very useful function is not part of any package. I have not even found it in the web. For experts it may not be a big deal to write their own export functions, but for newcomers like me it is almost impossible - and at the same time it is essential to us to have good facilities for exchange with our familiar statistical package. I think a lack of exchange tools might be something that scares many people off and keeps them from getting to know R.
> >
> > Well, just do give a greenhorn ´s perspective.
> > ...
>
> The tool for exporting to SPSS *is* available in the foreign package
> thanks to Thomas Lumley. I just made a *small modification* to use the
> variable.labels attribute of a data frame if it's available and the
> names of the data frame if that attribute is not available. Maybe
> Thomas will consider making a change to foreign:::writeForeignSPSS along
> those lines.

I agree with this point. it 's usefull when one get the spss data file into R to do something and export that data back to spss data file.

>
> Chuck Cleland
>
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: Chuck Cleland [mailto:ccleland@optonline.net]
> > Gesendet: Donnerstag, 12. Januar 2006 01:16
> > An: Michael Reinecke
> > Cc: R-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
> > Betreff: Re: [R] SPSS and R ? do they like each other?
> >
> > Michael Reinecke wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>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 ...
> >> - attr(*, "variable.labels")= Named chr "Text 1" "Text2" "text 3"
> >> ..- attr(*, "names")= chr "VAR00001" "VAR00002" "VAR00003"
> >>
> >>
> >>> datafile<-tempfile()
> >>> codefile<-tempfile()
> >>> write.foreign(jjread,datafile,codefile,package="SPSS")
> >>> file.show(datafile)
> >>> file.show(codefile)
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>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?
> >
> >
> > Here is a functiong based on modifying foreign:::writeForeignSPSS (by Thomas Lumley) which might work for you:
> >
> > write.SPSS <- function (df, datafile, codefile, varnames = NULL) { adQuote <- function(x){paste("\"", x, "\"", sep = "")}
> > dfn <- lapply(df, function(x) if (is.factor(x))
> > as.numeric(x)
> > else x)
> > write.table(dfn, file = datafile, row = FALSE, col = FALSE)
> > if(is.null(attributes(df)$variable.labels)) varlabels <- names(df) else varlabels <- attributes(df)$variable.labels
> > if (is.null(varnames)) {
> > varnames <- abbreviate(names(df), 8)
> > if (any(sapply(varnames, nchar) > 8))
> > stop("I cannot abbreviate the variable names to eight or fewer letters")
> > if (any(varnames != names(df)))
> > warning("some variable names were abbreviated")
> > }
> > cat("DATA LIST FILE=", dQuote(datafile), " free\n", file = codefile)
> > cat("/", varnames, " .\n\n", file = codefile, append = TRUE)
> > cat("VARIABLE LABELS\n", file = codefile, append = TRUE)
> > cat(paste(varnames, adQuote(varlabels), "\n"), ".\n", file = codefile,
> > append = TRUE)
> > factors <- sapply(df, is.factor)
> > if (any(factors)) {
> > cat("\nVALUE LABELS\n", file = codefile, append = TRUE)
> > for (v in which(factors)) {
> > cat("/\n", file = codefile, append = TRUE)
> > cat(varnames[v], " \n", file = codefile, append = TRUE)
> > levs <- levels(df[[v]])
> > cat(paste(1:length(levs), adQuote(levs), "\n", sep = " "),
> > file = codefile, append = TRUE)
> > }
> > cat(".\n", file = codefile, append = TRUE)
> > }
> > cat("\nEXECUTE.\n", file = codefile, append = TRUE) }
> >
> > --
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