[R] read.spss Error reading system-file header
b.stollenwerk at gmx.de
Tue Oct 26 10:31:31 CEST 2004
I had and still have got the same problem. There were two columns in the
data frame which contain just missing values. When I deleted those the
impord seemed to work, but there is still a warning message.
C:\test.sav: Unrecognized record type 7, subtype 13 encountered in
Jake Wegelin wrote:
> Is there any documentation on what kind of SPSS file can and cannot be
> read by read.spss? Alternatively, how can one modify or "clean" an SPSS
> file to make it readable by read.spss? What properties must a *.sav file
> before read.spss can read it?
> The file in this example is 270KB, with 5 rows and 173 columns. I
> trouble reading larger files with read.spss, so it's not merely a size
> problem. I have no difficulty opening the file in SPSS. I also have no
> trouble getting read.spss to read a dummy SPSS file with 5 rows and 173
> columns, where each entry was randomly sampled from c(letters, LETTERS).
> /> library("foreign") /
> /> junk<-read.spss("indata/z2EXvideo.sav") /
> Error in read.spss("indata/z2EXvideo.sav") :
> Error reading system-file header.
> In addition: Warning message:
> indata/z2EXvideo.sav: File layout code has unexpected value 50331648.
Value should be 2, in
> big-endian or little-endian format.
> Thanks for any information
> Jake Wegelin
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