[R] Archive format

Joe Gain joe.gain at uni-konstanz.de
Wed Mar 29 10:44:21 CEST 2017


we are collecting information on the subject of research data management 
in German on the webplatform:


One of the topics, which we are writing about, is how to *archive* data. 
Unfortunately, none of us in the project is an expert with respect to R 
and so I would like to ask the list, what they recommend? A related 
question is to do with the sharing of data. We have already asked some 
academics, who have basically replied that they don't really know other 
than to strongly recommend a plain text format.

We would also like to know, if members of the list recommend converting 
formats from commercial software such as S-Plus, Terr, SPSS etc. to an 
R-compatible format for long term archivation? Are there any general 
rules and best practices, when it comes to archiving (and sharing) 
statistical data and statistical programs?

Any comments would be much appreciated!

B 1003
Kommunikations-, Informations-, Medienzentrum (KIM)
Universitaet Konstanz

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e: joe.gain at uni-konstanz.de

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