[R] SPSS long variable names

Robert Baer rbaer at atsu.edu
Tue Oct 13 17:09:05 CEST 2009

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Baer" <rbaer at atsu.edu>
To: "Orvalho Augusto" <orvaquim at gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 9:52 AM
Subject: Re: [R] SPSS long variable names

>>> 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.
> This sequence seems to access the long filenames for me if I know what you 
> are asking for:
> library('foreign')
> a<-read.spss('fil.sav')
> lnames <- attr(a,"variable.labels",exact=FALSE)
> Rob

More information about the R-help mailing list