[R] Can't read foreign datasets
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jan 22 17:02:38 CET 2001
On Mon, 22 Jan 2001 FRohde at birchdavis.com wrote:
> I am having difficulty reading a SAS transport or an SPSS portable file in
> Windows (Windows 2000) using the 1.2.0 version of foreign. I had been able to
> read them in the 1.0 versions of R. When I try, I get an unknown error and R
> shuts down. The lookup.xport(fileName) command seems to work -- the number of
> variables and rows as reported by lookup.xport are correct. But when I use
> read.xport or read.spss, R generates a popup box on the screen saying "Rgui.exe
> has generated errors and will be closed by Windows".
> Any help would be appreciated.
Does example(read.spss) work? It does for me. You do have the current
versions of R and foreign, do you? Please check (there is no `1.2.0
version of foreign': it is 0.2-6).
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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