[R] Reading sas7bdat files into R

John Sorkin jsorkin at grecc.umaryland.edu
Tue Dec 28 01:51:40 CET 2010

I can't say for sure as I have never used sasxport.get, but I believe that a SAS export file is not the same as a sas library. I believe you are trying to read a SAS library file with an R program that may have been written to read a SAS export file.
John Sorkin
Chief Biostatistics and Informatics
Univ. of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
JSorkin at grecc.umaryland.edu 
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From: Sashi Challa <challa at ohsu.edu>
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Sent: 12/27/2010 7:43:05 PM
Subject: [R] Reading sas7bdat files into R

Hi All,

I am trying to import a .sas7bdat file into R.

I tried using Hmisc package's sasxport.get() function.

temp <- sasxport.get("path\abcd.sas7bdat")

I get an error that says "Error in lookup.xport(file) : file not in SAS transfer format"

I am not familiar with SAS transfer format.

Could somebody please clarify what is it that I am missing,

Thanks for your time,

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