[R] Archive format

Bert Gunter bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 16:48:01 CEST 2017


1. This may be the wrong forum for this question, as this list is
about R programming issues. However, I don't know what the right forum
should be. You might consider stats.stackexchange.com. Some IT forum
might be better (but which???)

2. A google search on "data formats for archiving" (or similar) seemed
to produce many useful hits. I think you'd learn more from that than
you would here.


Bert Gunter

"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along
and sticking things into it."
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On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 1:44 AM, Joe Gain <joe.gain at uni-konstanz.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> we are collecting information on the subject of research data management in
> German on the webplatform:
> www.forschungsdaten.info
> 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!
> Joe
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