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Re: RE: st: import SPSS files


From   Robert A Yaffee <bob.yaffee@nyu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: RE: st: import SPSS files
Date   Wed, 05 Jul 2006 08:16:20 -0400

Nuno,
 You're quite right. The R package read.spss(foreign)
will work on SPSS v. 14 files.  If the data set is
called test.sav, then the command to read it is
testsav<-read.spss("test.sav").  Then you can use
the extractors to deal with the variables.
  I suppose you can then use write.sta("testsav") to produce
the Stata file?
 - RY

Robert A. Yaffee, Ph.D.
Research Professor
Shirley M. Ehrenkranz
School of Social Work
New York University

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yaffee@nyu.edu

----- Original Message -----
From: Nuno Soares <ns.mlists@gmail.com>
Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2006 6:36 am
Subject: RE: st: import SPSS files

> Yep,
> If you look into the R package -foreign- I'll see that it can 
> import SPSS
> files and export stata files:
> - read.spss(foreign)      Read an SPSS Data File 
> - write.dta(foreign)      Write Files in Stata Binary Format
> Best,
> 
> Nuno
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of P chrisman
> Sent: 05 July 2006 05:00
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: import SPSS files
> 
> Thanks so much to everyone for all the help. I really appreciate it!!
> Peggy
> 
> Robert A Yaffee wrote:
> 
> >Peggy,
> > The R program is several versions behind on the ability to read 
> or 
> >import SPSS programs.  If you had SPSS, you could copy and paste 
> from 
> >the SPSS data editor to the Stata data editor. Alternatively, you 
> save 
> >your data as a Stata 8 file from SPSS.
> >  If the file is in an SPSS.sav file, ask the person who sent it 
> to you 
> >to provide it in an exported print or Stata file. If the person 
> does 
> >not have a recent version of SPSS which can do this, have the 
> person 
> >export an Excel file for you (if you have Excel).
> >   You can save that as a .raw file and insheet it into Stata.
> >  Regards,
> >    Robert Yaffee
> >
> >    
> >
> >
> >
> >Robert A. Yaffee, Ph.D.
> >Research Professor
> >Shirley M. Ehrenkranz
> >School of Social Work
> >New York University
> >
> >home address:
> >Apt 19-W
> >2100 Linwood Ave.
> >Fort Lee, NJ
> >07024-3171
> >Phone: 201-242-3824
> >Fax: 201-242-3825
> >yaffee@nyu.edu
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>
> >Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2006 11:37 pm
> >Subject: Re: st: import SPSS files
> >
> >  
> >
> >>At 08:26 PM 7/4/2006, Dick Campbell wrote:
> >>    
> >>
> >>>I don't know R, but if you go to
> >>>http://stat.ethz.ch/R-manual/R-
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>patched/library/foreign/html/00Index.html>you will find a routine 
> that 
> >>reads SPSS.
> >>    
> >>
> >>>At 08:08 PM 7/4/2006 Tuesday, you wrote:
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>>>I cannot verify whether the file is comma-delimited or tab-
> delimited 
> >>>>as I do not have SPSS. If I did I would be able to
> >>>>        
> >>>>
> >>do
> >>    
> >>
> >>>>this without the assistance of those more knowledgeable than I. 
> I 
> >>>>have only Stata and R available to me. Thanks for the assistance
> >>>>        
> >>>>
> >>and the link.
> >>    
> >>
> >>>>Peggy
> >>>>        
> >>>>
> >>Hopefully that routine will do the trick.  If not I would suggest
> >>
> >>* Hunt around for some kindly friend who has Stat/Transfer, SPSS, 
> or 
> >>DBMSCopy who will do the conversion for you
> >>
> >>* Peggy's email address is at washington.edu - surely somewhere 
> on 
> >>campus somebody has the above programs
> >>
> >>* Splurge and buy Stat/Transfer, a very handy little program.  See
> >>
> >>http://www.stattransfer.com/html/store.html
> >>
> >>Or, better yet, you might qualify for gradplan pricing ($63, at 
> least 
> >>at my school).  See
> >>
> >>http://www.stata.com/order/schoollist.html
> >>
> >>
> >>-------------------------------------------
> >>Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
> >>OFFICE: (574)631-6668, (574)631-6463
> >>FAX:    (574)288-4373
> >>HOME:   (574)289-5227
> >>EMAIL:  Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.Edu
> >>WWW (personal):    http://www.nd.edu/~rwilliam
> >>WWW (department):    http://www.nd.edu/~soc 
> >>
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