[R] Importing triple-s (standard survey structure) files to R
Andrie de Vries
apdevries at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 11:32:37 CET 2010
Dear R mailing list
I am about to start working on a project for a market research
customer. Their survey data is in the triple-s format, and I need to
import this into R.
The triple-s (standard survey structure) format is an open format for
the exchange of survey data. It consists of two files, both in plain
- A text data file (.asc)
- A metadata (.sss) file that describes the survey and data structure
According the triple-s website this format is supported by a long list
of survey and statistical software, including SPSS. However, a search
of Google, R-Site and the R mailing list archives reveals nothing at all.
I would be interested to know if anyone has prototype code for importing
triple-s. If nothing exists, I plan to write and contribute a package
to do this, a starting point would be very helpful.
The current specification of triple-s support an XML format, so the way
forward is probably to re-use the XML package code and build upon this.
More information at the triple-s website:
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