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RE: st: svmat to different datasheet
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christa Scholtz [mailto:cscholtz@Princeton.EDU]
> Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 11:07 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: st: svmat to different datasheet
> I'd be very interested to know how to transform a matrix into
> a dataset
> within stata. I couldn't figure out how, so I found a home-cooked
> solution (feasible only if you have a handful of matrices) which
> basically bypasses stata.
> I list the matrix in a log file. Then, I open the log file in word,
> erase all text except the matrix, and save this as a txt file. I then
> open the txt file in Excel, which will recognize the text file is in
> columns, and then I have a spreadsheet of my matrix data. I
> save it as
> a tab delimited txt file, then insheet it back into stata.
> If you find
> a way to feed the log file directly into excel, let me know.
> once you have a number of excel worksheets, you can merge them into
> stata and create a big dataset.
> Not fancy, but it works.
You should be able to:
. drop _all
. svmat <matname>
. save <filename>
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