Re: [R] SPSS variable lables import

From: Thomas Lumley <>
Date: Wed 07 Jun 2006 - 00:14:01 EST

On Tue, 6 Jun 2006, Frank Thomas wrote:

> Hi,
> I try to get the variable labels of a SPSS data file into R but don't
> find this mentioned in the help file for foreign. Is there another way
> to get them ?
> BTW: An SPSS variable name is like: VAR001, whereas the variable label
> might be 'Identification no.'

mydata <- read.spss("mydata.sav")
attr(mydata, "variable.labels")


Thomas Lumley			Assoc. Professor, Biostatistics	University of Washington, Seattle

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