[R] read.spss trouble

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at mn.rr.com
Sat May 28 15:35:52 CEST 2005

On Sat, 2005-05-28 at 13:23 +0000, Martin Klaffenboeck wrote:
> Hello!
> I'm not sure if this is an german list, so I will post in english.

The official language is English.

> I'm using R on my gentoo linux and now I got an spss .sav file.  I found
> that r has a function like read.spss("file.sav") but when I try this I
> get the Error: couldn't find function "read.spss".  Can anyone tell me
> what's going wrong?

read.spss() is part of the "foreign" package, which is installed as part
of the base R installation, but it is not loaded by default.

Thus, you need to use:


See ?library and page 74 in "An Introduction to R".


Marc Schwartz

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