R-beta: exchanging data between R/Splus and SPSS
bates at stat.wisc.edu
Tue Mar 17 20:26:19 CET 1998
(Ted Harding) <efh at nessie.mcc.ac.uk> writes:
> On 17-Mar-98 Douglas Bates wrote:
> > Friedrich Leisch <Friedrich.Leisch at ci.tuwien.ac.at> writes:
> >> is there any way to exchange (A LOT OF) data between SPPS and R/Splus,
> >> i.e., I want to get data from SPSS into R. It is a huge data frame
> >> with many columns being factors, so manual conversion is out of
> >> question (and there are more data to come).
> >> Exporting ASCII from SPSS seems to loose all level names, and the
> >> portable SPSS format doesn't look too nice.
> >> I've searched S-news and statlib, but only found info about DBMS/copy
> >> which is not installed at our university. Did I miss something?
> >> Any help appreciated,
> > Fritz,
> > You may want to contact Ben Pfaff about this. Ben is the author of
> > PSPP, a freely-available SPSS clone. It may be able to read the SPSS
> > format and put it into something that would be easier to bring into
> > R/Splus.
> > --
> > Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
> Do you mean Fiasco ( http://gnu.linux.ucla.edu/software/fiasco/ )?
Ben can give the definitive answer but AFAIK fiasco has metamorphosed
into PSPP whose development is ongoing. The latest version of pspp is
0.1.16, available from ftp://pfaffben.user.msu.edu/pspp/
/ftp at pfaffben.user.msu.edu:/pspp:
drwxrwxr-x 2 blp blp 2048 Mar 11 22:04 .
drwxr-xr-x 11 blp blp 1024 Feb 27 18:13 ..
-rw-rw-r-- 1 blp blp 1 Mar 11 22:04 LATEST-IS-0.1.16
-rw-rw-r-- 1 blp blp 634 Mar 11 22:04 README
-rw-rw-r-- 1 blp blp 935097 Mar 9 20:46 pspp-0.1.16.tar.gz
You will see that earlier versions of fiasco are in that directory too.
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