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Re: Import .sav File Causing Warnings

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: Import .sav File Causing Warnings
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2011 22:00:42 -0700
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Andy Choens <address@hidden> writes:

> I've got two SPSS files that I'm willing to send to anyone who wants to see 
> them. 
> File #1 - Created with SPSS 11 on Windows. 
> File #2 - Created with SPSS 20 on Linux (Ubuntu).
> File number 1 opens normally in PSPP. File two does not. File #2 does opens 
> and the data imports (integers at least import OK), but I get a bunch of 
> warnings. The same thing happens in R (down to the errors), wihch makes 
> sense. 
> As I remember, PSPP and R both use the same underlying system to import/open 
> SPSS data files.
> I get the following warnings when opening file #2:
> PSPP warning: "/home/andy/dev/spss-import/test-spss20.sav" near offset 0x148: 
> File specifies unexpected value -1.79769e+308 as LOWEST.
> PSPP warning: "/home/andy/dev/spss-import/test-spss20.sav" near offset 0x164: 
> Invalid variable display parameters for variable 0 (DUMB).  Default 
> parameters 
> substituted.
> PSPP warning: "/home/andy/dev/spss-import/test-spss20.sav" near offset 0x1c7: 
> Unrecognized record type 7, subtype 18.  Please send a copy of this file, and 
> the syntax which created it to address@hidden

Andy, did you ever get this resolved?  I now have time to take a
look at the problem and, presumably, fix it.  Please send me the


Ben Pfaff

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