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st: RE: Stata 7 and Stata 7 SE compatibility


From   "Nick Winter" <nwinter@policystudies.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Stata 7 and Stata 7 SE compatibility
Date   Thu, 10 Oct 2002 12:54:21 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Timothy J. Wade [mailto:tjwade@uclink4.berkeley.edu] 
> Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 12:58 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Stata 7 and Stata 7 SE compatibility
> 
> 
> Hello statalisters-
> 
> sorry for the stupid question, but I can't seem to find the answer---
> 
> Is there any way Stata 7 read datasets created by Stata 7 SE? 
> I use Stata 7 
> SE, but several of my colleagues use Stata 7. When we share 
> datasets that I 
> create, they can't open them with their Stata 7. I know it is 
> a simple 
> matter to save a data set in Stata 6 format, but I don't see 
> a way to save 
> an SE data set in Stata 7 format.
> 
> Thanks much
> Timothy J. Wade, Ph.D MPH
> UC Berkeley School of Public Health
> Department of Epidemiology
> Berkeley, CA

Look at heading (5) after typing -help specialedition-.  Basically, if
your colleagues update their intercooled stata, they will be able to
read your datasets (assuming there are no string variables too wide).
Or, you can use the -intercooled- option with -save-.

Nick Winter
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