[Rd] spss long labels
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Jul 15 09:38:04 CEST 2008
>>>>> "KVD" == Kurt Van Dijck <kurt.van.dijck at skynet.be>
>>>>> on Wed, 09 Jul 2008 10:05:39 +0200 writes:
KVD> Hi all, I got no feedback at all concerning the merge
KVD> of this patch in the source tree. Am I supposed to do
KVD> this myself? How should I do this (do I have subversion
KVD> commit access)? Is this patch acceptable at all? Is it
KVD> being tested?
I don't know if it's being tested.
It's vacation and traveling time, also for the R core team.
The foreign package source is kept in svn-archive
and I have tried to apply your patch (from July 2) to the
patch -p0 < K_Van_Dijck_patch
patching file src/sfm-read.c
Hunk #1 FAILED at 188.
Hunk #2 FAILED at 420.
Hunk #3 FAILED at 590.
Hunk #4 FAILED at 1559.
4 out of 4 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file src/sfm-read.c.rej
patching file src/var.h.in
Hunk #1 FAILED at 41.
Hunk #2 FAILED at 232.
Hunk #3 FAILED at 306.
Hunk #4 FAILED at 377.
4 out of 4 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file src/var.h.in.rej
Could you provide a patch against the development code from the
above url ?
(after installing 'subversion', you get the development directory by
svn co https://svn.r-project.org/R-packages/trunk/foreign/
KVD> I got some personal reactions on my post, proving there
KVD> is general interest in getting rid of the inconvenience
KVD> of importing long labels from SPSS files.
My problem is that I cannot do much testing apart from the tests
already present in foreign/tests/spss.R
Could you provide a new small *.sav file and a corresponding
read.spss() call which exhibits the
problems and is fixed by your patch?
Thank you in advance for your contribution!
ETH Zurich and R Core Team.
KVD> Kurt Van Dijck wrote:
>> A frequently seen issue with importing SPSS data files,
>> is that R does not import the 'long variable names'. I
>> built a patch on the R-project's foreign module, in order
>> to import the 'long variable names' from SPSS (record 7,
>> subtype 13). To complete the job, I had to expand the
>> "struct variable" definition to have 64 +1
>> charachters. I'm not aware of side effects. The
>> sfm-read.c code works fine. I didn't test a variety of
>> platforms, as I don't have an idea of what is regarded as
>> sufficient testing. Anyway, I don't expect major troubles
>> there (no byteswapping problems, no 32<->64 bit issues)
>> as it's mainly character processing. The patch is
>> relative to the foreign directory. It was created against
>> the trunk of R-project yesterday.
>> We would appreciate that you import such patch into the
>> main tree.
>> Kind regards,
>> Kurt Van Dijck (C programmer) & Ilse Laurijssen (R user)
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