mids object to SPSS
mids object into a format recognized by SPSS, and writes
the data and the SPSS syntax files.
mids2spss( imp, filename = "midsdata", path = getwd(), compress = FALSE, silent = FALSE )
impargument is an object of class
mids, typically produced by the
A character string describing the name of the output data file and its extension.
A character string containing the path of the output file. The value in
pathis appended to
filedat. By default, files are written to the current
Rworking directory. If
path=NULLthen no file path appending is done.
A logical flag stating whether the resulting SPSS set should be a compressed
A logical flag stating whether the location of the saved file should be printed.
This function automates most of the work needed to export a
object to SPSS. It uses
haven::write_sav() to facilitate the export to an
Below are some things to pay attention to.
SPSS syntax file has the proper file names and separators set, so
in principle it should run and read the data without alteration.
is more strict than
R with respect to the paths. Always use the full
SPSS may not be able to find the data file.
R translate into categorical variables in
internal coding of factor levels used in
R is exported. This is
generally acceptable for
SPSS. However, when the data are to be
combined with existing
SPSS data, watch out for any changes in the
factor levels codes.
SPSS will recognize the data set as a multiply imputed data set, and
do automatic pooling in procedures where that is supported. Note however that
pooling is an extra option only available to those who license the
MISSING VALUES module. Without this license,
SPSS will still
recognize the structure of the data, but it will not pool the multiply imputed
estimates into a single inference.