[R-SIG-Mac] new to R and Zelig, problem loading data

Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Feb 12 18:39:42 CET 2009

So, this is using package foreign, not Zelig, to read the file. 
Credit where credit is due ....

Look at the help page for read.spss:

reencode: logical: should character strings be re-encoded to the
           current locale.  The default, 'NA', means to do so in a UTF-8
           locale, only.  Alternatively character, specifying an
           encoding to assume.

So all you need to know is what CP28591 is.  It seems to be "latin1", 
so please try that.  (The next release of 'foreign' will know to try 
that, but we've never seen an actual SPSS file with it in.)

On Thu, 12 Feb 2009, Hillard Pouncy wrote:

> I just got started working with R and Zelig.  I am trying to load an spss
> data file and I got this error message.
> Error in iconv(names(rval), cp, "") :
>  unsupported conversion from 'CP28591' to ''
> In addition: Warning message:
> In read.spss("philfile.sav", to.data.frame = TRUE) :
>  philfile.sav: File-indicated character representation code (28591) looks
> like a Windows codepage
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