[R] Read SAS data into R
Frank E Harrell Jr
f.harrell at vanderbilt.edu
Thu May 10 22:45:14 CEST 2007
John Kane wrote:
> Have a look at the Hmisc package:sas.get or
> sasxport.get. In either case you need to have a
> working SAS installation on the same machine.
> Another way, although you lose label is simply to
> export the SAS data file as a csv or delim file and
> import it.
I'm also looking into running the SAS Viewer under wine on linux to read
non-transport SAS files in a new Hmisc function. But so far there is a
problem - SAS in all its wisdom doesn't quote character string output
when creating csv files with the Viewer, so you can't have commas in
your character strings. There is a tab delimiter option as long as you
don't have tabs in the strings. Amazing that SAS couldn't do better
> --- AbouEl-Makarim Aboueissa
> <aaboueissa at usm.maine.edu> wrote:
>> Dear ALL:
>> Could you please let me know how to read SAS data
>> file into R.
>> Thank you so much for your helps.
>> AbouEl-Makarim Aboueissa, Ph.D.
>> Assistant Professor of Statistics
>> Department of Mathematics & Statistics
>> University of Southern Maine
>> 96 Falmouth Street
>> P.O. Box 9300
>> Portland, ME 04104-9300
>> Tel: (207) 228-8389
>> Email: aaboueissa at usm.maine.edu
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Frank E Harrell Jr Professor and Chair School of Medicine
Department of Biostatistics Vanderbilt University
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