[R] import data from splus

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Nov 14 08:22:09 CET 2000

On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, ximing wrote:

> anybody knows how to import data into R from splus directly? I have a huge 
> amount of data in splus format, which will cost forever for me to transform 
> the data back to ascii or something else and then read them into R.

If that really will cost forever, then I think any route will take a long
time (and perhaps let that be a lesson not to store data in a proprietary

You may find that the function readSdata in package Rstreams helps.
The normal route is to dump in S-PLUS and source in R.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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