Re: [R] Now another question regarding the Foreign package

From: Jonathan Baron <>
Date: Fri 12 May 2006 - 05:50:13 EST

On 05/11/06 15:42, David Kaplan wrote:
> Hi,
> Because I'm new to R and trying to move off of SPSS, I have another question. I
> downloaded the "Foreign" package which I understand reads in various datasets from
> programs such as SPSS and SAS. There isn't much documentation that I can find
> regarding the specifics of this in the online docs, but I assume that it is like

Look in the help files for the package.

> read.table. So, here is what I wrote and here is what I got.
> bw2 <- read.spss("c:\birthwt.sav")
> Error: couldn't find function "read.spss"
> Any thoughts?

You need to install the package, not just download it.

Then you need to load it into your R session: library("foreign")

Did you do that?

Jonathan Baron, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
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