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
home address:
Apt 19-W
2100 Linwood Ave.
Fort Lee, NJ
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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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> >>
> >>
> >>
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