[R] importing data into R from matlab

Duncan Temple Lang duncan at research.bell-labs.com
Wed Nov 29 12:25:20 CET 2000

> Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 07:19:15 +0000 (GMT)
> From: Prof Brian D Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
> cc: "S.McClatchie" <s.mcclatchie at niwa.cri.nz>, r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
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>> Brian Ripley writes: 
> (I have not come across any data analysis package
> that can read Matlab files.)

 According to the Splus 2000 Programmer's guide (P 95),
that software can read a Matlab file containing a single

  I have never used this and the documentation does not provide many
details. The suggestion is that the file is  binary representation,
but it is possible that it has to be an ASCII dump or some suitably
engineered output from Matlab. 

  The StatDataML approach that Torsten mentioned would be good to have
implemented so that StatDataML can become a useful "standard".



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