[R] import data from splus

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Aug 9 09:39:23 CEST 2004

Please read the `R Data Import/Export' Manual that ships with R.  You are
looking for package foreign.

On Mon, 9 Aug 2004, Mehrez Samaali wrote:

> I am using R for the first time and I am looking for a function or a 
> command that allows to import Splus data into R. I have already heard about 
> functions called "readSdata" and readSfiles" in the "Rstreams" package. 

Those functions were made obselete by package foreign in April 2001.  
However did a first-time user hear about them?

> I did not find the last new version of this package on the CRAN

It's in the Archive.

> and its old one did not work on R 1.8.0 (the vesrion that I am using).

That's already rather old, but does have package foreign.

> Would you please mention me the updated package that I should install and 
> possibly the suitable function to apply.

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