Using the “foreign” package for data conversion

October 27, 2009

(This article was first published on Shige's Research Blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

I was in a rush to convert a SPSS data into Stata format. Somehow my Stattransfer v.8 for Linux was lost and I did not want pause my work and go back to Windows just to get this one file converted. So fire Emacs+ESS+R, load the “foreign” package, did the file conversion, and it worked!

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