[R] Getting codebook data into R

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Mon Feb 13 20:00:46 CET 2012

This is how I get a whole SPSS data files into R. You specifically asked about the codebook, so this may not be exactly what you are after. 
spssFileInfo <- spss.system.file ( file = "path to my SPSS file" )
spssDataSet <- as.data.set ( spssFileInfo)
spssDataFrame <- as.data.frame ( spssDataSet )

(Not tested. Adapted from working code.) 

memisc documentation has more info about doing this and how it works.


----- Original message -----
From: "barny" <garyb.davies at btinternet.com>
To: r-help at r-project.org
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 10:04:16 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: [R] Getting codebook data into R

Hi Eric - after seeing the difficulty of inputting this kind of data into R I
decided to use your method. It was rather painless using PSPP to do what I
wanted - however, how do I now create an SPSS file and then use the memisc
package to read it in?

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