hi, the sas universal viewer might be a free, non-R way to convert a
sas7bdat file to non-proprietary formats, not sure if it's windows-only.
those other formats should be easier to import only a subset of columns
On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 7:42 AM, peter dalgaard <pda...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I had a look at this a while back and it didn't seem to be easy. The path
> of least resistance would seem to be to use SAS itself to create a data set
> with fewer columns, but of course that requires you to get access to SAS.
> Otherwise, I think you'd have to modify sas7bdat::read.sas7bdat to drop
> unselected columns. That function is pure R code, so it might not be quite
> as hard as it sounds.
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> > On 10 Aug 2017, at 12:24 , Utkarsh Singhal <utkarsh....@gmail.com>
> > Hello everyone,
> > I want to import data from huge sas files with 100s of columns. The good
> > thing is that I am only interested in a few selected columns. Is there
> > way to do that without loading the full dataset.
> > I have tried two functions: (1) read.sas7bdat *[from library
> > and (2) read_sas *[from library 'haven']. *But couldn't find what I am
> > looking for.
> > Best regards,
> > Utkarsh Singhal
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