Remove blanks spaces from non-numeric variables imported from SPSS dataframes

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Description

When large SPSS datasets are imported into R, non-numeric fields frequently have numerous blank spaces prior to the text. The blank spaces make it difficult to summarize non-numeric text. The function is applied to an entire dataframe and removes the blank spaces.

Usage

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rmv.blanks(object)

Arguments

object

Typically a dataframe created from an imported SPSS file.

Value

Returns a new dataframe without preceeding

Author(s)

Paul Bliese paul.bliese@moore.sc.edu

See Also

read.spss

Examples

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   ## Not run: library(foreign)
   mydata<-read.spss(file.choose(),to.data.frame=T,use.value.labels=F)
   mydata<-rmv.blanks(mydata)
## End(Not run)

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