[R] Diverging results with SPSS

From: Celso Barros <celso.barros_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri 07 Jul 2006 - 21:13:10 EST


Dear List,

I apologize in advance if this is silly. I tried to replicate an analysis I did previously in SPSS using R, and was surprised to find different results.

So my question is: shouldn't the following SPSS syntax

REGRESSION DEPENDENT INC89 /METHOD=ENTER hiedyrs experien SE93rec.

Yeld the same results of the following R command

modelB<-lm(INC89~HIEDYRS+EXPERIEN+SE93REC)

I assume the is some difference in some default options.Or maybe it was a problem when the data was imported. After using the read.spss in the foreign package, I got the following warning message:

Unrecognized record type 7, subtype 16 encountered in system file

Thanks in advance for the help and apologies for the trouble,

Celso

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