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Opening databases in RStudio [message #11747] Mon, 06 February 2017 11:59 Go to next message
dasanchezp is currently offline  dasanchezp
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Dear DHS Program User Forum,

I downloaded many databases, but I realized RStudio does not get all the information (variables). Or maybe I am doing something wrong. I am reading the DHS Survey Manual and the Model Woman's Questionnaire and I found sections: 2 (Reproduction), 3 (Contraception), 4 (Pregnancy), 7 (Marriage and Sexual Activity) and 8 (Fertility Preferences), being these the sections of my interest. These sections should be in the women databases but I cannot find them.

For example, I downloaded Albania's database. Then, I opened ALIR50FL.SAV using R. In this file, I only have variables from V000 to V191, ML101 and from BIDX.01 to BIDX.05. Nothing else. I followed this code:

library(foreign)
df=read.spss("ALIR50FL.SAV", to.data.frame = TRUE)

Indeed, I mainly need the sections described above.

May you help me, please?

Thanks in advance.


Best regards,

David A. Sanchez P.
Re: Opening databases in RStudio [message #11802 is a reply to message #11747] Fri, 10 February 2017 11:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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I just tested this myself and it imports all of the data. In the environment window it states that I have
7584 obs. of 4375 variables
It only shows the variables down to BIDX.05 in that window, and notes below that [list output truncated], but they are all there.
Re: Opening databases in RStudio [message #11806 is a reply to message #11802] Fri, 10 February 2017 15:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dasanchezp is currently offline  dasanchezp
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Thank you. Do you know how may I "untruncated" them?

Best regards,

David A. Sanchez P.
Re: Opening databases in RStudio [message #11807 is a reply to message #11806] Fri, 10 February 2017 16:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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If you are using View() to see the data, I've no idea how to increase the view. I'm not sure you can
You can try the following to see all of the variable names:
options(max.print=5000)
names(df)

Also to see the variable labels you can use:
attr(df, "variable.labels")

Will show you all of the value labels

[Updated on: Fri, 10 February 2017 16:34]

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Re: Opening databases in RStudio [message #11817 is a reply to message #11807] Mon, 13 February 2017 12:25 Go to previous message
dasanchezp is currently offline  dasanchezp
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Thank you! It worked!

Best regards,

David A. Sanchez P.
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