[R] Opening SAS file using read.sas7bdat() function in sas7bdat library.
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 20:04:44 CET 2012
On 29/10/2012 2:54 PM, Marc Schwartz wrote:
> On Oct 29, 2012, at 1:28 PM, Praveen Surendran <praveen.surendran at ucd.ie> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have a file in .sas7bdat format. I tried to open this file using
> > read.sas7bdat() function.
> > This gave me an error - "Error in read.sas7bdat("bnp_genetic.sas7bdat") :
> > unknown host X64_7PRO".
> > Could someone tell me what this error means?
> > Thank you,
> > Praveen.
> More than likely, a similar problem as in this recent thread, but for 64 bit, rather than 32 bit:
If you look at the source for the function, it checks the "SAS_host"
against a known list, containing
# Host systems known to work
KNOWNHOST <- c("WIN_PRO", "WIN_NT", "WIN_NTSV", "WIN_SRV",
"WIN_ASRV", "XP_PRO", "XP_HOME", "NET_ASRV",
"NET_DSRV", "NET_SRV", "WIN_98", "W32_VSPR",
"WIN", "WIN_95", "X64_VSPR", "X64_ESRV")
Praveen's host is not in that list, so the package author has never
tested it. But nothing else in the code appears to depend on the host,
so it's a good guess that adding another host string to that list (or
changing the error to a warning) will make it work properly.
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