[R] Reading data in lisp format

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Wed Sep 21 17:08:08 CEST 2011

If you think that R is loosely typed, then examining LiSP code will  
change your mind, or at least give you a new data point further out on  
the "Loose-Tight" axis. I think you will need to do the processing "by  

The organization of the data is fairly clear. There are logical  
columns with values :neg and :pos, categorical columns with values in  
(id <value>) pairs, numeric ones and then a group of computed columns  
at the bottom. It also appears that after the first enumeration of ids  
with logical values that subsequent logical variables are defined  
possibly with "pos:" values only.

So I guess the counter-question is: How important is this particular  
dataset to you??

And  further question might be, are you sure that you don't want the  
dataset that is right next to it: ftp://ftp.ics.uci.edu/pub/machine-learning-databases/credit-screening/crx.data

It is well-behaved comma-separated file.

On Sep 21, 2011, at 6:39 AM, ESTEBAN ALFARO CORTES wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to read the "credit.lisp" file of the Japanese credit  
> database in UCI repository, but it is in lisp format which I do not  
> know how to read.  I  have not found how to do that in the foreign  
> library
> http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/datasets/Japanese+Credit+Screening <http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/datasets/Japanese+Credit+Screening 
> >
> Could anyone help me?
> Best regards,
> Esteban Alfaro
> PS: This is my first time in r-help so I apologize for possible  
> inconveniences.
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