[R] SPSS long variable names

Orvalho Augusto orvaquim at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 16:49:52 CEST 2009


Thanks guys for the greaty ideia!!

I am fool because I did not realize that before.

Caveman


On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 4:41 PM, joris meys <jorismeys at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just for clarity : the csv format will solve your problem, as the
> restrictions on the variable names will only depend on the program you
> use to load them. I never experienced problems with variable names
> using csv to switch datasets between SPlus, R, SAS and SPSS.
>
> Cheers
> Joris
>
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 4:35 PM, joris meys <jorismeys at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sorry to be so blunt, but I cannot believe PSPP can't save a dataset
>> as a .csv file for example. That should be the prefered format to
>> transport a dataset to any other statistical package, including R. csv
>> files are universal.
>>
>> Cheers
>> Joris
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 3:30 PM, Orvalho Augusto <orvaquim at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Thanks for the answer.
>>>
>>> Hmisc uses read.spss from the foreign package. And so it does not
>>> solve my trouble.
>>>
>>> I need to read the long names on the SPSS dataset.
>>>
>>> Caveman
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 3:01 PM, John Kane <jrkrideau at yahoo.ca> wrote:
>>>> library(Hmisc) spss.get may do it but it's been some time since I used it.
>>>>
>>>> --- On Sat, 10/10/09, Orvalho Augusto <orvaquim at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> From: Orvalho Augusto <orvaquim at gmail.com>
>>>>> Subject: [R] SPSS long variable names
>>>>> To: r-help at r-project.org
>>>>> Received: Saturday, October 10, 2009, 12:14 PM
>>>>> Hello guys I am new to this list and
>>>>> for R too.
>>>>>
>>>>> I am wondering if there is a patch for the SPSS reading
>>>>> code on the
>>>>> foreign package, in order to be able to read long variable
>>>>> names.
>>>>> Right now read.spss() just trunc the names to 8
>>>>> characters.
>>>>>
>>>>> Or if someone could help me on other way:
>>>>> I have to process everyday a lot of SPSS Syntax Files and
>>>>> Dat files
>>>>> that come from one system that can only export data on
>>>>> through that
>>>>> way.
>>>>>
>>>>> I use PSPP to generate the spss data file (sav) that I read
>>>>> with R.
>>>>> >From R I can export to MySQL, DBF and STATA to satisfy
>>>>> the needs of
>>>>> different guys here.
>>>>>
>>>>> The problem is the limit of 8 characters long on variable
>>>>> names.
>>>>>
>>>>> Can someone help on that?
>>>>>
>>>>> Caveman
>>>>>
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