Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 19:04:47 +0200
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From: "A.J. Rossini" <blindglobe@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS to R via XML - advice wanted
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On 10/24/07, Nordlund, Dan (DSHS/RDA) <NordlDJ@dshs.wa.gov> wrote:
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> > Behalf Of Keintz, H. Mark
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> > Subject: SAS to R via XML - advice wanted
> > Has anybody created SAS datasets using the XML libname
> > engine, with the
> > resulting file readable by R? I am told that R can read XML files.
Unlike everyone else, I'd actually recommend the XML approach if the
person knows XML.
Working off the top of my head (it's been a year or so since I did R
XML), you can get some example code via:
(should bring up help windows). Of course, you'll need the XML
package, which is easy to get for Microsoft, a bit tougher to build on
And the SAS side looks easy, based on the SUGI presentations.
"Commit early,commit often, and commit in a repository from which we
can easily roll-back your mistakes" (AJR, 4Jan05).