[R] read.spss (package foreign) and SPSS 15.0 files

John Kane jrkrideau at yahoo.ca
Fri Apr 6 18:53:43 CEST 2007

Thanks, that's excellent news.  This is a relatively
new problem for me and we don't have SPSS on the local
machines so I have not been experimenting. 

Given that I used SPSS for about 3 minutes in the last
5-6 months I was too cheap to have us get a licence. 
And it's not that far to walk to the nearest lab with
SPSS. :) Next time I'll take a coffee and experiment.
--- Charilaos Skiadas <skiadas at hanover.edu> wrote:

> On Apr 6, 2007, at 12:32 PM, John Kane wrote:
> > I have simply moved to exporting the SPSS file to
> a
> > delimited file and loading it. Unfortunately I'm
> > losing all the labelling which can be
> time-consuming
> > to redo.    Some of the data has something like 10
> > categories for a variable.
> I save as csv format all the time, and it offers me
> a choice to use  
> the labels instead of the corresponding numbers. So
> you shouldn't  
> have to lose that labelling.
> Haris Skiadas
> Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
> Hanover College

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