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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 09:22:08 -0400

Bernd,
  Thanks.
 - Bob


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----- Original Message -----
From: Bernd Weiss <bernd.weiss@uni-koeln.de>
Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2006 8:27 am
Subject: Re: RE: st: import SPSS files

> On 5 Jul 2006 at 8:16, Robert A Yaffee wrote:
> 
> From:           	Robert A Yaffee <bob.yaffee@nyu.edu>
> To:             	statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date sent:      	Wed, 05 Jul 2006 08:16:20 -0400
> Subject:        	Re: RE: st: import SPSS files
> Send reply to:  	statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> 
> > 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
> 
> Two minor remarks: You better use 
> 
> testsav<-read.spss("test.sav",to.data.frame=TRUE)
> 
> to read your data into R and 
> 
> write.dta(testsav,file="testsav.dta")
> 
> to save your data as Stata-file.
> 
> HTH,
> 
> Bernd
> -- 
> Bernd Weiss, M.A.
> University of Cologne / Research Institute for Sociology
> Greinstr. 2 / D-50939 Cologne / Germany
> E-Mail: <bernd.weiss@uni-koeln.de>
> URL: <http://www.uni-koeln.de/wiso-fak/fisoz/>
> 
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