[R] variable names from SPSS data base

From: SUBIRANA CACHINERO, ISAAC <isubirana_at_imim.es>
Date: Wed 10 May 2006 - 01:09:35 EST


Hi R-users,  

When I import a data base from SPSS with some variable with a name of more than 8 characters (which is possible in version 12 or later of SPSS software) I find that the name of these variables have been truncated to 8 characters. I used the 'read.spss' function from the 'foreign' package.
Is there a function in R that solves this 'length variable names' problem; so that the names of the variables of the imported R data base be the same as the names of the original SPSS data base?    

Thanks in advance!    

Isaac Subirana (isubirana@imim.es)

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