[R] ESRI shape file import and time-space models
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Feb 14 08:51:03 CET 2003
On Thu, 13 Feb 2003 david.whiting at ncl.ac.uk wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 12:36:51PM +0100, Ekkehardt.Altpeter at bag.admin.ch wrote:
> > I am running R under Windows 2000.
> > I am looking for a routine for importing
> > - shape files (ESRI) into R
> > - dbase files (FOXPRO) into R
> I assume that as you say dbase (Foxpro) you mean Foxpro version < 3.0,
> e.g. 2.x. I don't know of a way of opening dbase/foxpro files from
> within R (I think I saw once that RODBC can connect with dbase files,
> and if it does I'm sure you'll hear from someone else who knows more
> about it than me).
It does read dBase files, easily, including the column (aka field) names.
Also for FoxPro files. You don't need either program installed.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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