[R] translation from the old-S

Roger Koenker roger at ysidro.econ.uiuc.edu
Tue Dec 19 04:08:58 CET 2000

In ancient times, circa 1980, S data directories were called swork and sdata
not .Data, and "New-S" as described in the already medieval "Blue Book"
discusses a function DBCONVERT that converted swork data into .Data data.

It is embarrassing to admit it, but I still have data archives from a BTL
machine called alice in the swork format and would like to convert a dataset
to something modern.  I had assumed that DBCONVERT or some equivalent would
still be in my early modern Splus 3.3 version, but apparently not.  

Could anyone advise me on an alternative strategy?

My apologies for such a backward looking question, but in my experience
the most forward looking are those also capable of looking backward. 
So this seemed to be the most promising venue for the question.

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