[R] Importing STATA files
Peter Dalgaard BSA
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Thu Jul 12 17:27:05 CEST 2001
"McElroy, Brendan" <BMcElroy at economics.ucc.ie> writes:
> I'm an R novice who is struggling with the importation STATA files into R.
> I've loaded "foreign" and tried the example based on the Swiss file, which
> works fine. I then placed a STATA file, auto6.dta, in my working directory,
> which is "C:\Program Files\R\rw1030\library\base\data".
> The following is what happened:
> > library(foreign)
> > read.dta(auto6)
> Error in read.dta(auto6) : Object "auto6" not found
> So I tried:
> > read.dta("C:\Program Files\R\rw1030\library\base\data\auto6")
> Error in read.dta("C:Program FilesR\rw1030library\basedata") :
> unable to open file
> The same thing happens if I put the STATA file in various other directories
> that I suspect "foreign" might treat as the working directory, all to no
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