[R] How do one suggest a patch for the Foreign package
fsando at fs-analyse.dk
Thu Oct 2 08:44:32 CEST 2008
Hi I believe I have long time solution to the problems with the
In non-ascii locales the import of spss files into R has consistently
produced errors and sometimes wouldn't allow import at all.
I've made a custom version of the read.spss() function that appear to
solve the problem for good. I may of course be wrong here.
I believe the problem is that read.spss() tries to guess the codepage of
the incoming spss file. In some (many?) non-ascii locales it mostly gets
it wrong. The simple solution is to give the user the option to
specifically tell read.spss() which codepage to expect and which
codepage to translate to.
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