[R] read.spss 'error reading system-file header'

Finn Sandø fs at fs-analyse.dk
Thu Aug 3 20:04:25 CEST 2006

Thank you for your answer.
I did try this but got similar errors. I tried all the other 
spss-specific formats with same result.

A way to get access to the data  is: save in sas-xport format (though 
all labels are lost) then save in another sas-format and asking spss to 
also save value labels in a sas-format file which can then be edited to 
extract both value labels and variable labels.
These methods are quite laborious and quite complicated, though, and you 
need access to spss.

Ulrich Keller wrote:
> Question 2: Try saving the data as an SPSS portable file. I never had 
> trouble reading these in R.

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