Reads the file format that is used by the latest version of the grid program gridstat (Bell, 1998).
Filename including path if file is not in current working
directory. File can also be a complete URL. The fileformat
Alternative way to supply the directory where the file is located
Optional argument (
Optional argument (
repgrid object in case one file and
a list of
repgrid objects in case multiple files are imported.
Note that the gridstat data format does not contain explicit
information about the range of the rating scale used (minimum and
maximum). By default the range is inferred by scanning
the ratings and picking the minimal and maximal values as rating
range. You can set the minimal and maximal value by hand using the
max arguments or by using the
Note that if the rating range is not set, it may cause several
functions to not work properly. A warning will be issued if the range is
not set explicitly when using the importing function.
The function only reads data from the latest GridStat version.
The latest version allows the seperation of the left and right pole
by using on of the following symbols
/:- (hyphene, colon and dash). Older versions may not
seperate the left and right pole. This will cause all labels to be assigned to
the left pole only when importing. You may fix this by simply entering
one of the construct seperator symbols into the GridStat file between each
left and right construct pole.
The third line of a GridStat file may contain a no labels statement (i.e. a line containing any string of 'NOLA', 'NO L', 'NoLa', 'No L', 'Nola', 'No l', 'nola' or 'no l'). In this case only ratings are supplied, hence, default names are assigned to elements and constructs.
Bell, R. C. (1998) GRIDSTAT: A program for analysing the data of a repertory grid. Melbourne: Author.
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## Not run: # using the pop-up selection menu rg <- importGridstat() # supposing that the data file gridstat.dat is in the current working directory file <- "gridstat.dat" rg <- importGridstat(file) # specifying a directory (example) dir <- "/Users/markheckmann/data" rg <- importGridstat(file, dir) # using a full path (example) rg <- importGridstat("/Users/markheckmann/data/gridstat.dat") # load gridstat data from URL rg <- importGridstat("http://www.openrepgrid.uni-bremen.de/data/gridstat.dat") # setting rating scale range rg <- importGridstat(file, dir, min=1, max=6) ## End(Not run)
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