[R] Any good examples of survey processing?

Tom Arnold thomas_l_arnold at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 27 18:14:36 CET 2002

I'm trying to get a semi-automated approach to
processing survey data that I'm getting from
mod_survey, an Apache-based web survey tool.

It looks like one can do this with enough experience
in writing R routines. Before I start from scratch, is
there a sample file that shows good techniques for
producing labeled graphs and tables from survey data
with R? I've looked but not found what I need.

For example, I'd like to have an R program that can
read my file, create histograms with meaningful
labels, maybe some piecharts and so on. I'd like to
set this up just once, and be able to reread the data
and get updated charts and tables repeatedly.

Going a step further, it seems that if I could parse
my original survey file (which is XML) I could get the
data I need for most of the labels, and that could be
input to the R program, along with the survey data

Any suggestions for  a good starting point? I'm
reading Johnathan Brown's contributed document, "Notes
on the use of R for psychology experiments and
questionnaires" which is a little helpful, but not
quite on target for me.

I'm looking to do something in R that's more powerful
than a spreadsheet program, and more easily
repeatable, but not I'm coming from a more basic
statistics and charting background, not a heavy
statistical analysis perspective.

Tom Arnold
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