[R] [R-pkgs] SASxport v. 1.2.0

Gregory Warnes gregory.warnes at mac.com
Thu Nov 1 19:05:44 CET 2007

SASxport Version 1.2.0 is now available

The SASxport package provides R with full support for reading
and writing SAS xport format files.

Version 1.2.0 corrects a critical issues with storage of negative
numbers, as well as adding additional improvements to the handling
of SAS display and input format specifications.  With these
enhancements, both reading and writing SAS transport files is
almost lossless*.

SASxport 1.2.0 is available _now_ at


and will become available on your favorite CRAN repository shortly.

For additional information and commercial support packages, please
visit the Random Technologies web site:



Gregory R. Warnes, Ph.D
Chief Scientist
Random Technologies, LLC.


(*) Only information that cannot be stored in a SAS xport format file
     is lost: variable names are uppercased and truncated at 8
     characters, missing values for character string variables are
     converted to empty strings,  and numeric values outside of the SAS
     xport format numeric floating point range are converted to missing

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