John Doucette John Doucette - 26 days ago 6
R Question

XPT to CSV Conversion?

Perhaps this is the wrong place for this, but I'm not quite sure where to put it.

I have a very large compressed SAS file in .XPT format. I want to convert it to a comma separated format. The file is too large to load in R. I do not have SAS on my machine, and do not have any way of getting it.

Any suggestions? Is there a converter somewhere? I cannot find one using google.

Answer

Googling convert "convert sas to csv" turned up this link, which points to a couple of possible solutions.

AM Statistical Software is free statistical software produced by the American Institutes for Research that looks like it can import SAS transport files, and output files in ~150 different formats. I'd guess that .csv is among them!